Pioli used a photo of Calhanoglu to feed Milan players ahead of the derby victory

Yesterday’s Derby della Madonnina was certainly emotional and AC Milan managed to win by three goals to two. Before the clash, Stefano Pioli used a special trick to get his players excited.

The rivalry between Milan and Inter will never go away, but it has clearly been fueled in recent years by the success of both teams. Moreover, Hakan Calhanoglu’s decision to join the Nerazzurri added to that.

The Turkey international has targeted several digs at Milan since leaving the club on a free transfer to the city rivals. It was something that annoyed his former teammates and Pioli used it to his advantage ahead of the derby.

As confirmed in his post-match presser, relayed by MilanNews, the manager hung a picture of Calhanoglu with the quote ‘We have fire inside’, which the Inter man said. used last weekend, in the Milanello locker room.

“It is one of the most important tasks for a coach. Sometimes I use something that belongs to me, other times from others: the important thing is to have a group that thinks, thinks, worries and then is ready to give the best of itself,” said he declared.

Jack C. Nugent