Stefano Pioli has challenged his Milan side to start the season well as they aim for a top-four-finish in the Serie A this term.
Milan finished the 2019-20 campaign on a high note, going 12 games unbeaten in the league to move up to number six on the table, a position that was enough to secure Europa League qualification.
Their fine form during the run-in was enough to get Pioli a new contract.
Ahead of Monday’s opening fixture against Bologna, Pioli said,
“If we want to finish in the top four, we need to start well,” Pioli told the media. “We can’t be chasing the whole time.
“Starting with a win is vital, which is why we’re focusing on tomorrow’s match. The Scudetto? I don’t know. It’s difficult to give a response at this time.”
Milan, who haven’t finished in the top four since 2012-13, have signed Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali this summer, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also signed a new contract to remain at San Siro.