Pioli Proud of Milan ‘Lions’ After Lazio Comeback

Pioli, Milan

Milan made a sensational comeback, defeating Lazio 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and reclaiming the top spot in Serie A. Despite falling behind early in the game, Stefano Pioli’s men fought back to take the all-important three points against old opponents.

Ciro Immobile scored just four minutes into the game to give Lazio the lead at half-time. However, Milan responded just five minutes after the break through Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman converted a Rafael Leao cross to restore the level before Sandro Tonali’s last-minute winner was enough Rossoneri a decisive victory.

Milan were under pressure to deliver in Rome after Inter’s 3-1 win over Roma. Pioli’s side displayed a mental toughness rarely seen in some of the club’s younger generations. That Rossoneri never lost their heads despite trailing by a goal throughout the first half and another H2H triumph was rewarded as a reward for perseverance and faith.

After watching his team pull off another stunning comeback in a high-profile game – following a 2-1 win over Inter in February – Pioli praised his players afterwards. The Italy coach described the Milan players as ‘lions’ and revealed what he told his staff regarding the Scudetto race.

It’s right to be satisfied and happy with this win. Our fans are fantastic. I’m happy for my players, they’re lions, if I were them I’d be angry because they don’t have enough credit and are showing up as strong players instead. My players are really too strong‘ Pioli told DAZN, as relayed by Milan News.

I told the team that we have to try to win them all, that would mean getting 86 points. The season is difficult for everyone, not just for us, just look at what happened in Empoli today. We only think of ourselves. and to our next game.

Milan next meet Fiorentina at the San Siro, looking to avenge the 4-3 first-leg defeat by Artemio Franchi.

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