ROM: AC Milan must focus on its Serie A title offer in view of the stoppages caused by COVID-19 and the risk of closed games, said coach Stefano Pioli on Saturday (January 8th) / p> Four of the ten scheduled games on Thursday did not take place due to rising cases across the league.

In addition, the stadium capacity was reduced to 50 percent and there were reports that the Italian government could soon enforce closed games.

“This is the season, you have to know how to adapt to certain situations and how to respect them,” Pioli said at a press conference.

“All over Europe there are games that are played and others that not due to excessive cases. “

Milan’s opponent on Sunday, Venezia, didn’t play during the week as hosts Salernitana had an outbreak in their squad while Pioli’s side drew 3-1 he win against AS Roma fell one point behind the leaders.

“We are happy to have played our last game, now we are up against a team that didn’t. Will that be good or bad? It’s hard to predict, “said Pioli.

” Our goal is to win. The decision-making bodies have to make decisions that are not easy and we will obey the rules. ”With Milan flying high in the league, Pioli admitted that the risk of closed games being a cause for concern There is concern.

“We suffered a lot last time, we thought the presence of fans could be the norm forever,” he said.

“Now the fans have to be very careful and the rules have to be very careful respect, because football is different without them. “

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