Stefano Pioli is optimistic that AC Milan will win the Italian league

Stefano Pioli is optimistic that AC Milan will win the Italian league

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli feels extraordinary that his team is at the top of the Italian League standings. AC Milan will challenge Torino on Monday (11/4/2022) with a one-point advantage at the top.

“It’s a privilege to be here at this moment, nobody in the summer thought we could fight for the Scudetto,” said Pioli.

“But now we are there. I’m referring to the evaluations made on paper in the summer, we had a great second half of the season. We have limitations, but our quality is more important.”

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Pioli also offered an update on Brahim Diaz and Junior Messias and their place in his squad plans.

“They have confidence, all my players. I have great respect for them, for their daily work. Then I made a choice to get into the best line-up.”

“Everyone has to think that by playing a few minutes they can make the difference.”

AC Milan will travel to the headquarters of Torino in the match giornata 32 Serie A Italian League at the Torino Grande Stadium, Monday (11/4/2022) early morning WIB. This duel will be a moment for AC Milan to immediately return to winning ways.

After being held by Bologna to a goalless draw at the previous giornata, AC Milan need to improve their attacking quality to clinch victory in Turin. Because, the Rossoneri are now only one point ahead of second place, Napoli.

In addition, third-placed and defending champions Inter Milan have also just rediscovered their fighting spirit after beating Juventus.

AC Milan is only one point ahead of Inter Milan, and their city rivals still have one game to spare. AC Milan really can’t be careless for the rest of the season if they want to be champions.

Torino are currently in mid-table. Having gone eight games without a win in Serie A, Torino managed to break that negative streak by beating the hosts Salernitana 1-0 through Andrea Belotti’s penalty the previous week.

The match against Torino will not be easy, especially if AC Milan is still struggling to score goals like in the last few matches. The Rossoneri will need high determination if they want to secure the three points.

Italian League: AC Milan Challenged to Implement New UEFA Rules in Lieu of FFP

AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis confirmed the club supports new UEFA rules in place of Financial Fair Play from June 2022.

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UEFA replaces Financial Fair Play rules after 15 years. Clubs cannot spend more than 70 per cent of their income.

“These new rules represent a significant evolution of the previous Financial Fair Play structure,” Gazidis said in a statement.

“It is clear that creating a financially sustainable model for European football remains a very important goal and we hope that, after a period of transition from the previous system, the new rules will be firmly enforced to ensure that they can help push clubs to implement this.”

UEFA revised the Financial Fair Play rules to include a ban on spending more than 70 percent of the opinion. 70 percent of that includes the budget for salaries and transfers of players.

“As a Club, our strategy has financial sustainability at its core and we have taken steps to ensure that we will fully comply with the new rules.”

“We are actively engaged in discussions with UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body around the club’s financial performance in recent years. We are confident of the successful outcome of these discussions given the significant progress we have made,” he said.

The policy is called Financial Sustainability and Club Licensing Regulations (FSCLR). UEFA will give three years for clubs to adapt to the new regulations.

Clubs may spend 90 percent of the revenue, then it drops to 80 percent the following season, and 70 percent in the third season.

“We are all aware that the pressure within the European football ecosystem has increased, exacerbated by the financial implications of the pandemic. Despite these challenges, we have a great opportunity ahead of us to drive positive change.”

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