This win places Milan, at least briefly, in sixth place, which contributes to the Europa League, and seven points behind fourth-place Roma.

However, a winning one [smiles],” trainer Pioli told Sky Italia in the conclusion of the experience on Friday evening. But now we’ve got the perfect attitude, we understand how to endure and we know we have the correct qualities to win matches.

“We are in the Europe zone today? We must improve, we’re happy with the latest results, and the mindset is the best one. But on a technical-tactical degree we need to do better. We must improve on the field. We must believe only about another match, just in this way we could do great things.

“In the past nine games we have kept six clean sheets? We’re recovering, we’re a very different group from where we began. We’ve changed positions and situations on the pitch, but we have changed our mindset above all. We would like to play the game but there are a whole lot of games left. Also on Friday, we knew how hard the league is, Brescia place us in trouble and had their opportunities.

“The Coppa Italia match on Tuesday against Torino? It is a fundamental game, we will have to do better on a technical level.

“Ibrahimović did not score but his birth marked a turning point? It is no coincidence, he’s an extra value because of his presence, quality and depth. The entire team was great at working to reverse the course following the violent and damaging crash in Bergamo. Zlatan has helped us his teammates did well to realize that something needed to change in situations and attitudes.

Lucas is going through a specific moment. Clearly I would have chosen to take him with me. Until Thursday he had not shown any specific state of mind and he then said he was not at peace and I chose not to call him up. It’s much better to do a fantastic training session than have a passive look.

If there are exits then there’ll be signings. The directors are waiting and working. We are going to draw conclusions on Friday, following the previous day.”

We have attempted to do different things, otherwise, these outcomes would not have come. Milan understand how to suffer? We’ve proven that we have the perfect mentality to endure and to win the match.

He’s an extra value but his teammates also have been good. The team has indicated that it is convinced of its own qualities. Rebić? He did really well. He’s physically well and he had a massive effect.

I am talking about the players that I have available. The league is long and the games are hard, you require a whole lot of perseverance in the job.”

Pioli also had a meeting with MilanTV: “We have the certainty to dig during the hard moments and that may cause important wins. This is among the squad’s strengths, there’s been a huge step forward in our mindset and mentality.

He’s taking advantage of his favorable moment, he is in great physical and psychological condition. He’s in wonderful shape and is making a gigantic contribution to the group. He wants to continue like this as do all people because we can, and must perform better than those last few games.

“Donnarumma’s performance following the error against Udinese? Making errors comes with the territory for goalkeepers, although obviously when they make a mistake it’s a lot more evident, he has the mental strength to overcome it, which he had already revealed last Sunday. He made a mistake but he was instantly focused and clear-minded, prepared to assist the team. He was ready once more. Gigio is doing very well, he is developing fantastically; emotionally and technically. He’s a good keeper.

“The operation? However, the vital issue would be to play with the awareness that games have to be played right until the end with complete dedication and focus.”