The Rossonero coach praised the Swedish striker in the pre-match against Sampdoria for matchday 37 of Serie A.
Stefano Pioli He spoke at a press conference in the preview of the match against Sampdoria by date 37 of the A series, and said that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a decisive impact on Milan, on and off the field, since joining in January.
“Ibra improved us in many ways on the field, giving us solutions that we did not have previously. He has an important presence both physically and technically and creates a lot of space for his teammates. Regarding his personality and character, he was definitely decisive,” said the coach. of the Rossonero.
Defender Simon Kjaer also made a good impression since joining from Seville earlier in the year, forming a solid center duo with Alessio Romagnoli. Pioli, who last week extended his contract with Milan, hopes the Danish will maintain good performance in the future.
“Kjaer is doing well and it is another January signing that has contributed significantly. We now have a couple of games remaining and we should face each one with the correct determination and concentration. The games must be played with great respect. Sampdoria is doing well and It gave Juventus difficulties. They are playing easily because they have reached their goal. “
Milan drew 1-1 with Atalanta to extend their unbeaten streak and is aiming to catch Rome in fifth place in the Italian league, with just two dates to go. “We have to believe that we can achieve them. We don’t have much time and it doesn’t depend only on us,” Pioli said.
And he concluded: “We are focused on tomorrow’s game against Sampdoria, who knows how to cover the field well. We will have to do our best. Winning is the only way we can have any hope. Then we will wait for the result of Rome. I will ask my players for a final effort. “
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