Stefano Pioli is looking forward to the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Milan’s coach was satisfied with the success of Rafael Leao against Sassuolo.
Stefano Pioli, who is adamant on getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic back, praised Rafael Leao.
Leao scored the fastest goal in the history of Serie A just after six seconds as Milan recorded a 2-1 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday.
“First of all, with Ibra, we are a stronger team. He is a champion and with him, the team improved under many aspects,” he told a news conference.
“Thanks to his work many players have improved their performances. I hope he can come back as soon as possible because we need him and with him, we are a better team.”
“I’m very happy for Leao because sometimes I ask him more in terms of determination and consistency during the game,” Pioli said.
“I never judge a performance by the goal but today despite scoring he had a good approach to the game and he worked a lot also when we were defending and was able to help the team a lot.”
“He did all these things and with his individual qualities if he shows this mentality he can become a very important player if he plays like he did [against Sassuolo].”