Milan eager to do better against Juve after Chelsea loss, Pioli says. AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli said on. Friday that the club is determined to make amends for Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat by Chelsea when they host Juventus in their ninth Serie A match of the season.
Both the defending champions and Juventus are in desperate need of a win to move up the table. As they currently sit in fifth and seventh place, respectively.
The game will also be a big test for manager Massimiliano Allegri. Who has his job on the line and needs to show that Juve can still recover from a poor start to the season.
Milan have won four of their last five Serie A meetings with the Turin-based club, with both of last season’s league meetings ending in draws.
“There’s a willingness and determination in us to do better than we did in London,” Pioli told reporters.
“The guys were tired yesterday, but I could tell they were eager. That does not mean we will win the game: remember what kind of team. Juventus is and how many goals they have, but we will give it our all.”
Pioli will be without several players, including defender. Davide Calabria and midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers, who may not be able to play until Milan eager next season.
“There has never been a season so jam-packed. Muscle injuries have increased by 20%. Unfortunately, we also suffered injuries while on international duty. I work with important specialists, and we will do our best “Pioli elaborated.