Sacchi: The collective is AC Milan’s success secret

Date: 23rd May 2022 at 2:44pm
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Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has praised the unity of the current Rossoneri squad under coach Stefano Pioli, who won the Serie A title after defeating Sassuolo 3-0 on Sunday evening.

The 76-year-old won his only scudetto as a coach in 1987/88 before winning consecutive European Cups in 1989 and 1990, and he was impressed with the way the current Diavolo side have played throughout the 2021/22 campaign.

“I have no doubts about the secret of this success: the collective,” Sacchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Milan have shown, although not always, that they are a collective on the pitch. And when they were a collective, that is often, it amused the public and implemented a European style of football, finally far from the old Italian tradition.

“A football made of pressing, enthusiasm, a spirit of sacrifice, good ball possession, synergy. When it comes to internalisation, then the maximum has really been reached.”

AC Milan are now level with city rivals Inter for Serie A titles with 19 each.


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