AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli, has revealed that striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, requested him to substitute him throughout his facet’s Serie A derby 3-0 defeat in opposition to Inter Milan on Sunday.
Pioli additionally stated that Inter Milan defeated AC Milan as a result of his gamers struggled to seek out rhythm, depth, and high quality in the course of the recreation.
A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku gave Inter Milan all three factors in opposition to Pioli’s facet at San Siro.
“Ibrahimovic? He requested to get replaced due to a calf cramp,” Pioli stated at a post-match press convention after the sport.
“We are going to see his situation to see if he can play on Thursday and on Sunday.”
He added: “It was very draining to permit a purpose after 5 minutes. We struggled to seek out rhythm, depth, and high quality. Inter performed the match that they needed.
“We had been too aggressive, and we conceded on the counter, particularly within the second half. It has been a tough week, however we’ll combat again.”
Inter Milan at the moment are 4 factors clear forward of AC Milan on prime of the Serie A desk.
AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic advised me – Stefano Pioli