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AC Milan boss Pioli insists he believes in Piatek

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli insists he has belief in Krzysztof Piatek.

The Poland striker could start against Bologna today.

"If Piatek plays tomorrow, it means I consider him functional for the team approach in that game," said Pioli.

“Piatek is a centre-forward, a fox in the box, while (Rafael) Leao is a striker who moves around a lot more. There are many different ways of playing football, the important thing is that the characteristics of the various players complement each other to play as a team.

“We don't have Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but we do have many good players and must focus on teamwork. At this moment, I do not see Milan working with two strikers together, as the wingers and the midfielders are the strong points. Of course, if the results don't come, I won't get bogged down by an idea.

“It's only natural that anyone in charge of Milan must aim for European qualification. I didn't come here to do an average job, but the best I possibly can. If we don't get there, we can at least admit that we tried."

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