Pioli: ‘Milan controlled the match’

Stefano Pioli saw Milan ‘play to expend and preserve watch over the match’ in opposition to Shamrock Rovers in their first competitive recreation of the 2020-21 season.

Hakan Calhanoglu scored one map and created one other for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Dublin, atmosphere up the following Europa League preliminary round tie in opposition to Norwegians Bodo/Glimt.

“I tried to appear certain within the day gone by’s press conference, nevertheless I became soundless a minute bit enthusiastic, because it’s now not easy to play this kind of predominant recreation after ethical three weeks of coaching,” the coach urged Sky Sport Italia.

“Then again, we proved that we were ready by controlling the match. I became a minute bit enthusiastic now not regarding the quality of the squad, nevertheless the fitness levels at this stage.

“I ponder the performances were all certain this day, although we want to give a take to, as the following opponents would perhaps be tougher. We’re Milan and must relief as excessive a level as that that you just might perhaps have faith in, play to expend, and that’s what we’ll set up.”

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for the 2020-21 season, finishing off a Calhanoglu motivate.

“Ibra is so sparkling, he knows where he has to space himself. He became coming too deep in the starting up, so we pushed him additional ahead. Zlatan is a champion.”

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