Milan Coach Marco Giampaolo warned he is “only relatively interested in the result” against Bayern Munich. “We need a vision.”
The Rossoneri take on Bayern Munich in Kansas City on Wednesday at 02.00 UK time in their International Champions Cup opener.
“It is a high-level test and we’ve been training for 10 days, so I expect to see some of the things we’ve been working on,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“We’re always up against the clock, especially with the travelling, but I saw a sense of responsibility from the team and this is a test to show us where we are, what we need to work on and how the interaction between players is progressing.
“It remains a football match and we need to enjoy ourselves. I am only relatively interested in the result, as I pay more attention to the quality of the performance and the desire to play a role within the game, which must be our mantra.
“We’ve got a very long way to go and these tests simply allow us to evaluate the situation.”
Giampaolo was asked for clues on his starting XI, but reiterated that was the wrong approach to these pre-season friendlies.
“I think about the line-up the morning of the game, as that is the last of my concerns right now. That is not my approach to football. I have an idea, the players have their qualities and must try to realise that idea.
“We want to be recognisable. It’s a long, tortuous process, but we need a vision in order to achieve more important results. We’ve only been together for 10 days.”
It’s safe to say Krzysztof Piatek will be leading the attack, especially after Andre Silva left training to complete his Monaco transfer.
“I knew Kris as an opponent and am getting to know him better in training. He’s a complete player: he has strength, technique, a nose for goal and the ability to run into space. I’ve really been impressed over these 10 days.”