Stefano Pioli has called on Milan to stay focused and not allow external factors to affect them, even though they have dropped out of the top four positions in Serie A.
Stefano Pioli has emphasized that Milan is keeping their focus on domestic league goals despite being pushed out of the top four by the successful appeal of Juventus against their points deduction. The January deduction was linked to historical transfers and was reversed this week, putting Massimiliano Allegri’s team in the third spot in Serie A.
Milan faces Serie A dilemma
Milan are currently in fifth place, trailing the top four by three points, but with eight games left to play. Despite this setback, the team will be focused on their domestic league goals. Milan will be hosting Lecce on Sunday following their recent success in reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
“The important thing is to stay focused on the things we can control,” Pioli said at his pre-match press conference on Saturday. “The sooner there is a definitive position, the better.
“The Champions League is locked away in a vault, now we’re reopening the league vault. We have to push hard, we don’t want this position in the standings.
“It’s not all in our hands. We need to claim a lot of points and the calendar gives us the chance to do it.” said Milan’s boss.
“There are eight games left, but five at San Siro. We can finish the season well thanks to the qualities we have.
“What we’ve done so far doesn’t matter, the most important match is tomorrow.”