Theo Hernandez: Milan can finish fourth


The 22-year-old left-back Theo Hernandez moved from Real Madrid this summer and landed in Milan but didn't find the giant in his awakening phase, but a further, deeper snooze. The Rossoneri fired Marco Giampaolo after just three months at the bench and put Stefano Pioli in charge. Hernandez feels confident that the manager - who remains unbacked by the fans - will prove to be a success.

Milan is 13th after seven matches with just three wins and now draws, and the new manager Pioli has his work cut out for him.

“It’s obviously better for a coach to start the season rather than come in, but these things happen in football. We now have a coach who I consider to be very good and I’m sure we’ll do well together. I didn’t know him before, but he likes to play good football and has clear ideas," said Hernandez.

Pioli isn't a fan-favourite and it seems like it will be a scarily steep uphill battle to become one, as he had bad records with other Serie A clubs before coming to Milan. With his teams and himself often being described as lethargic.

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But the former Atletico and Real Madrid player Hernandez is convinced and has revealed what priorities have Pioli set for the team. The first proving chance will be against Lecce at San Siro on the 20th. 

“The first thing he said was that we need to work hard and provide a reaction to bring the fans back on side. I work every day to earn my place in the starting XI and want to write history with Milan. I believe we can finish in the top four, as we’ve got the squad to be up there. We have a great team to challenge for a Champions League place, but we need to put our heart and soul on to the pitch, starting from Lecce," revealed Hernandez.

Of course, Giampaolo had the support of many players including the star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donarruma but still received the sack. Additionally, Milan have posted a record loss of €145,900,000 for the 2018-19 financial year, dropping 6.1 per cent in terms of revenue. Making a turnaround that much important. 


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