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Lucas Paqueta Speaks On The Differing Approaches Of Giampaolo and Pioli

Milan's attacking midfielder discusses his current and former managers and their respective approaches.

AC Milan v SPAL - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

AC Milan's star midfield signing Lucas Paqueta spoke to the press about his former manager Marco Giampaolo's methods and Stefano Pioli's approach. Here are his comments via Football Italia:

“I believe that with [Stefano] Pioli the team is more at ease. Before, someone was not in the right position or someone else in a position they didn’t like. If a player plays in a position they prefer then they play better, and this is happening now.”

“Pioli is more direct in asking us certain things, and this has made things better for us. When you receive too much information, you get a bit confused, but with him everything is clear.”

The Brazil international has a more advanced role under Pioli as a right attacking midfielder in a 3-2-2-3 formation. Paqueta missed two very good chances in the victory over SPAL as we discussed in our tactical review. Paqueta has one assist this season.