AC Milan’s Stefano Pioli is counting on senior advisor Zlatan Ibrahimovic to ignite the team

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli is hoping that the recent addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a senior advisor will provide the needed boost for his team as they seek to close the gap with the top two teams in Serie A. This comes ahead of their upcoming match against bottom club Salernitana.

Pioli expressed his excitement about Ibrahimovic’s return, stating that the former hero is approaching a different role but remains curious and determined. The manager sees Ibrahimovic as an added value to the club, given his experience and leadership qualities.

Despite the optimism surrounding Ibrahimovic’s return, AC Milan is facing an injury crisis, with Tommaso Pobega and Noah Okafor suffering muscle injuries during their recent match against Monza. Pioli emphasized the need to normalize the situation and work on getting the injured players back in action.

Ismael Bennacer, who recently returned from a seven-month layoff due to an ankle ligament injury, is expected to start in the upcoming match. However, there are concerns about his inclusion in the provisional Algeria squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

On the other hand, Salernitana, the bottom club in Serie A, is struggling with three consecutive defeats, including a 4-1 loss to Atalanta. The team, managed by Filippo Inzaghi, is facing a challenging season with limited points to their name.

Despite the competitive nature of their upcoming match, Pioli spoke highly of Inzaghi, acknowledging his contributions to AC Milan during his playing career. Pioli wished Inzaghi luck while also expressing his determination to secure a victory in the upcoming fixture.

As AC Milan prepares for their match against Salernitana, Pioli is focused on overcoming the challenges posed by injuries and stiff competition. With Ibrahimovic’s return and the gradual recovery of key players, the team aims to turn their season around and make significant progress in Serie A.


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