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AC Milan coach Pioli happy to overcome Torino: They're always tough

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AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli defended the performance for their 1-0 win against Torino.

Olivier Giroud proved the matchwinner on the night for the Rossonero.

"It was our fourth game in 10 days with very little option for rotation and Torino are very tough to play against," Pioli told DAZN.

“We controlled it well, kept a lid on it, then Torino only really threatened towards the end when they threw caution to the wind and poured everything forward.

“I know and appreciate these lads so much. Torino are in great shape, playing good football, we went a bit too deep in the second half, but even then barely ran any risks other than from set plays.

“If we want to play a certain type of football, we need intensity. Naturally, it's tough to train now with games every three days, but we accepted tonight was a battle of various duels around the field and we won some, lost others.

“There was a difficult moment in the second half, but we came together and took home three very important points.

“Torino were very aggressive, we should've moved them more with our midfielders and create spaces for the full-backs to go forward, but it was a struggle. Sometimes it's right in these complicated, difficult and important situations to just get the job done."

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