After Milan’s win over Frosinone, Stefano Pioli appeared to mock Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri by stating that ‘those who say they do not aim for the top is because they haven’t been there for years.’
Milan secured a 3-1 victory over Frosinone on Saturday, solidifying their third place in the Serie A table and trailing three points behind city rivals Inter, who faced Napoli at the Stadio Maradona later that night.
While Juventus currently leads the table with 33 points in 14 matches, both Massimiliano Allegri and Cristiano Giuntoli have emphasized that the Bianconeri’s primary goal this season is to secure a top-four finish and qualify for the 2024-25 Champions League.
During a post-match interview with DAZN on Saturday, Pioli didn’t explicitly mention Juventus or Allegri. However, as reported by Tuttosport, he did convey a message to the Bianconeri boss following Milan’s victory at San Siro.
“This victory is what we wanted. We hadn’t won two consecutive [Serie A] games for two months,” he said.
“We must aim for the top and we need consistency to do so. Those who say they do not aim for the top [of the table] is because they haven’t been there for years.”
Under Allegri’s leadership, Juventus concluded the last two seasons without securing any trophies. The last individual to claim silverware for the club was Andrea Pirlo, who won a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa in 2020-21. Nevertheless, the former midfielder was unable to defend the Serie A title and secure a tenth consecutive Scudetto for the Old Lady.