The Rossoneri coach talks about himself along the Casa Milan-Milanello journey: “My wife decides the holidays. And you saw my grandson with Kessie … This Milan? The important thing is to be ambitious”
Milan-Milanello house. It is 45 kilometers and about 35 minutes by road, when there is no traffic. Stefano Pioli has made this path, which he knows very well, agreeing to tell and tell about himself in a long interview. An interview that touched his private, family and obviously many aspects of his work. “It is too early to say where we can go, the important thing is to be ambitious,” said the coach. But there are also many other less usual and rather interesting passages: “I really like walking, in the evening I go out for dinner with my wife and we like to walk to the downtown area. She is a lover of travel, she allowed me to visit many beautiful places. It’s more for the monuments, the churches, the streets, instead I like to travel to see people. I also like to go to little known places to understand how ordinary people behave. I have a job where I have to make choices on a daily basis. On other things, especially on holidays, she always decides, I never know where she takes me ”.
Just as he does not know where his Milan set up by Elliott and programmed by the CEO will take him. Gazidis, who now has to face a bad illness: “I was impressed by his serenity, his strength will also be our strength. Seeing him so determined, serene and convinced that he can face this battle and be able to win it is giving us an emotion that we feel. The whole world of Milan is with Ivan because he is one of us and we are a family ”. Then, other private reflections. On his father Pasquino: “The best feeling – said Pioli aboard a BMW, sponsor of the Rossoneri – is that with my father I have always felt safe, he has always given me strong security”. On the mother Marialuisa: “My brothers and my nephews when they see the game with my mother can’t manage it, she is very impulsive, very volcanic”, smiles the coach.
The grandson and Kessie
On being a grandfather: “My daughter obviously watches all the AC Milan matches, my grandson who is two years old learned the name of Kessie and it is beautiful because while we were watching the European matches he would throw himself on the ground and say ‘Che foul Kessie ‘(laughs, ed). I have now given him Franck’s complete kit. Soon there will be the live meeting ”. Finally, a consideration that makes us understand a lot about his way of working: “In my vision, being a coach is a bit like being a father, above all to emphasize behaviors and attitudes to the players. Trying to give them advice on situations they may face I believe can help them grow. They seem so bold, but that’s not always the case ”.
1 August – 21:42
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