Milan Coach Pioli Ready for Coppa Italia Clash: “Lazio’s Attack Is of the Highest Level”

Milan coach Stefano Pioli is ready to face a difficult Lazio squad in tomorrow’s Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

Speaking in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Rossoneri coach first looked ahead to tomorrow’s match.

Lazio will be a difficult obstacle tomorrow. They are a team that’s good, they won a great game in Florence and have a formidable offensive department. One step at a time.

Pioli continued to note the qualities of Lazio’s attack and how Milan will have to face the Biancocelesti.

They are well trained and have quality players. Lazio’s attack is of the highest level, we should play a careful game and close the spaces, having solutions that can create difficulties.

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He touched on the physical condition of defender Fikayo Tomori, who was absent for the 2-1 derby win over Simone Inzaghi’s Inter on the weekend.

He had a good training session yesterday, he’s definitely feeling better. I think he could be available for tomorrow, we’ll see if he’ll start or play in the match.

Finally, Pioli discussed French veteran Olivier Giroud, who scored both goals in the Rossoneri’s comeback over the Nerazzurri. The former Arsenal man was reportedly close to a move to Lazio in recent years.

There are always criticisms, what counts is the confidence we have. Olivier is a valuable player, an important and strong person. He is giving a great contribution to the team.

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Milan currently sit third in the Serie A table after 24 games, one point behind intercity rivals and league leaders Inter. Their next league match is against Sampdoria next weekend, and a win could take them top of the table, assuming Inter and Napoli draw.

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