FOOTAGE: Dressing room unrest emerges at Milan – Pioli must recover dressing room harmony after three expressions of discontent

According to a report, Stefano Pioli must reestablish control of the AC Milan dressing room following three recent instances that cast doubt on matters.

Milan ‘revealed all their current fragilities’ last night in a 2-2 draw with Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, says Daniele Longo for, after being 2-0 up but then throwing it away in the second half.

Pioli had mentioned tension and anxieties in his pre-match press conference at Milanello the day before, and they were evident last night, with the Rossoneri appearing on edge.

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Olivier Giroud was displeased with being pulled off while potentially on his way to a hat-trick.

He sat on a freezer box for a bit before going to the bench and then sitting alone, in a corner, depressed.

Rafael Leo was equally displeased when he approached Pioli to seek explanations. These were two spectacular reactions that occurred following the double substitution of Okafor and Jovic.

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Of course, these things can happen in the heat of battle, and Giroud confirmed that there was no issue, but it comes after the disagreement with Davide Calabria during the 3-0 loss in Paris.

Pioli still has to cope with his players’ discontent, which is a warning sign: he needs to recapture the harmony he displayed at the start of the season before it’s too late.


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