Milan, Stefano Pioli enjoys Yacine Adli and defends Rafa Leao

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Stefano Pioli’s words ahead of Udinese-Milan

On the 21st day of Serie A, AC Milan will face Udinese, which in recent seasons has always been a real 'black beast' for the Rossoneri. On the eve of the match, meneghini coach Stefano Pioli, among other topics discussed in the press conference, dwelt on Yacine Adli&#39s moment of form and the difficulties Rafael Leao is going through.

"His head hasn’t è changed, è he has always been very helpful, attentive and participative, despite the small amount of minutes. He always had confidence in his means and thanks to the change of position he had more chances to play. He is not è yet finished his adaptation to the role, but his latest performances are of a high level. There'è no more doubt about his position, è a new signing in all respects" began the Rossoneri coach about the French midfielder.

"Leao è an important player for us and even when he is not è incisive he creates spaces for his teammates. We have more control of the game and that makes it so there are less spaces, so it’s up to Rafa to find opportunities to make an impact against defenses that are lined up and low. He is playing much more with the team, his key passes and assists have increased. It's clear that fans expect his goals, however, in the offensive phase his contribution è decisive, becauseé his dangerousness; frees up spaces for others" added the former Lazio coach about the Portuguese.

" We have to take the field without fear and with the right lucidityà to try to always perform at our best. We want to do better than the first round and every game for us must be an opportunity for us to be able to improve our ranking. We have to think only about ourselves, trying to extend this positive moment as much as possible and without making any calculations" Stefano Pioli commented.

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