Milan-Naples, Pioli: “San Siro will take to the pitch tomorrow, we’ll need a great match”

The Rossoneri coach spoke on the eve of the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli

“Compared to the championship, it’s a whole different story.” Stefano Pioli presented tomorrow night’s match between Milan and Naples at the press conference at 9 pm, valid for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals: “The performances in the league have given us some indications but it’s impossible to play the same games. For sure we will need a great game. San Siro will take to the pitch tomorrow, our fans will give us a push to be able to do our best.”

The Milan coach recalled how important it is to believe in one’s own qualities: “We won the Scudetto with the power of our dreams. So dreaming is good for us”.

On the possible difficulties of the match, Pioli added: “The championship is another story. We have shown that we are worthy of the Champions League. We have to give our best and be concentrated”.

Napoli in the Champions League

“Napoli are the team that has scored the most goals in the Champions League and won the most games after Bayern Munich, but we have prepared well and are ready. We are both strong teams and we will give our best.” This is the analysis of the Milan coach on the Neapolitans in the Champions League.

Stefano Pioli also focused on the rest of the participants in the Champions League quarter-finals: “There are eight of us left and they are all strong”.

The importance of Victor Osimhen

As for the absence of Victor Osimhen: “We’re talking about a great centre-forward, he’s scored repeatedly both in the league and in the Champions League”.

Speaking to Sky Sport, the Milan coach added: “Up until the match against us, Napoli had always won without Osimhen. We’re talking about a great team that has all the qualities to be formidable.”