Pioli praises Milan´s mentality after late escape in opposition to nine-man Bologna

Milan have been made to work greater than they anticipated after taking an early lead in opposition to short-handed Bologna on Saturday. 

After taking a 2-0 lead on the interval with Bologna right down to 10 males, the Rossoneri had a second-half scare on the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara earlier than prevailing 4-2. 

Stefano Pioli lamented his facet’s over-confidence heading into the break, with Milan lucky to prevail after Ismael Bennacer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted late to safe the win. 

“We struggled as a result of we mistakenly thought that the match, with two targets and yet another man, was over,” Pioli informed Sky Sport Italia.

“Happily we now have the qualities to take it again and we received an vital match. Even in numerical superiority we now have lacked readability, we have been too frantic. 

“With Ibra and [Olivier] Giroud forward we made too many crosses, we needed to play it extra and transfer it extra rapidly. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half we needed to handle it higher. 

“It’s a crucial victory. We all know very nicely that the matches after the European commitments are tough.”

Coming off a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Porto on Tuesday, Milan went prime of the desk in Serie A with Saturday’s triumph. 

Pioli stated afterward that Ibrahimovic informed him in the course of the sport he was “actually drained” and certainly the talisman began the Bologna comeback with an personal aim within the forty ninth minute. 

Musa Barrow equalised three minutes later earlier than Bologna’s momentum was blunted when Robert Soriano was given a straight purple card within the 58th minute, leaving the house facet with simply 9 males. 

Ibrahimovic performed the complete 90 minutes in beginning his first league match of the season. His aim within the closing minute capped the scoring. 

“We’re displaying that we at all times imagine in it, that we by no means quit,” Pioli stated. “It’s clear that there’s a little bit of tiredness as a result of there are such a lot of gamers lacking and we play so many video games, however it’s the mentality that makes the distinction and we need to win video games till the tip.”

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