Pioli pleased with morale-boosting win but insists return leg will be ‘even more difficult’

by | 15 February, 2023 | Serie A News

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is satisfied with how his team dug in to secure another clean sheet and a 1-0 first leg win against Spurs at San Siro.

Milan ensured that they will take a lead to north London next month as they secured yet another one-goal victory in front of the home fans, with Brahim Diaz deciding the encounter with a goal in the early exchanges.

Milan started brightly and took the lead inside six minutes as the Spanish playmaker scored from close range. Theo Hernandez beat Romero in the air and charged onto the ball in the box, firing at Forster who made an amazing save to deny Brahim’s shot from the rebound, yet he could do nothing but watch as Brahim converted with a diving header from close range.

After the win against the Premier League side Pioli spoke to SportMediaset to reflect on another organised and effective performance from his side, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“It was a difficult match against a tough team. We had a good match, but we know that the return will be tough. We played the game we were supposed to play, I’m satisfied,” he began.

[Source: sempremilan.com]