AC Milan coach Pioli: The players should be unhappy after Napoli defeat

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli was left frustrated after defeat at home to Napoli.

Matteo Politano converted a penalty earned by Kvicha Kvaratskhelia to put Napoli ahead before Olivier Giroud leveled the scores. A Giovanni Simeone header in the end proved the winner on the night.

“I am not satisfied at all and neither should my players be. We only scored one goal, which isn’t enough for all that we created,” Pioli told DAZN.

“It’s disappointing, because nights can happen when the opponents play better, but in this case we really shouldn’t have lost. I hope we will learn from this to be more clinical in front of goal, because we did everything right except for errors and a lack of determination in both penalty areas.

“I might come here and say I was very happy because we played better than Napoli and created lots of chances, but seeing as we were the only side unbeaten in Europe’s top five leagues for 22 rounds, longer than Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid, it’s a shame to lose it with a performance like that.”

He continued: “On Simeone’s goal we had too many players attacking the man with the ball, forcing Messias to sit deeper, which freed up Mario Rui.

“It’s difficult to blame our defensive movements when Napoli only really had that chance. I am more bitter about the lack of chances that we converted. We allowed very little to a side that usually creates and scores a lot of goals. It’s true we are conceding too many at the moment and need to work on that, but my concern is more upfront.”