Stefano Pioli warned his Milan gamers towards complacency after they took a major stride in the direction of Champions League qualification with a powerful 3-0 win over top-four rivals Juventus on Sunday.
Brahim Diaz opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time earlier than Franck Kessie missed the chance to double their benefit shortly earlier than the hour mark, when Wojciech Szczesny pawed away his penalty.
It mattered little ultimately, although, as substitute Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori sealed a primary away Serie A win towards the Bianconeri since March 2011 inside the ultimate 12 minutes.
The victory was Milan’s 14th away from house within the league this season, with solely Inter in 2006-07 (15) registering extra in a single marketing campaign within the historical past of the competitors.
Pioli was thrilled together with his aspect’s efforts, however says they should shortly flip their focus to Wednesday, once they return to Turin to face Torino.
“This was a group that believed, that confirmed a spirit of sacrifice, that gave it is all and confirmed high quality, too,” he advised Sky Sport Italia.
“We need to thank our followers, who actually moved us this morning with their help, however now we have now one other recreation developing and that could be much more tough than this.”
The win moved the Rossoneri as much as third within the desk, three factors above Juve, who dropped right down to fifth with simply three video games remaining.
Pioli hailed the willpower of his group after they scored three objectives away to Juve for the primary time since January 2010.
“We’ve had huge wins this season, however admittedly this was a head-to-head, with the desk so tight and a lot within the stability,” he added. “Sadly, it’s not the ultimate recreation of the season so we nonetheless must preserve going.
“In the case of willpower, group spirit and preparation to sacrifice, we have been maybe one of the best group in Italy for a protracted time frame.
“There was inevitably some psychological fatigue after a protracted marketing campaign, however we knew that immediately we needed to step it up and put in a special efficiency.
“When it was time to make challenges and struggle for each ball, we didn’t maintain again.”
Rebic changed Zlatan Ibrahimovic within the 66th minute, the Sweden worldwide limping off with a knee harm.
Pioli, although, is assured it’s nothing critical.
“Zlatan was not at 100 per cent, he had half a coaching session with us on Friday, however he wished to be right here in any respect prices,” he mentioned.
“He has a sore knee, however I do not suppose it is something critical. We’ll consider it.”