AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli insists top-four spot is still a Priority, even after when title ambitions resurfaced in Rome.
The away victory sees Rossoneri returned to winning ways ending a four-match winless run in all competitions.
AC Milan topped the league till a loss against Spezia two weeks ago. Sunday’s thrilling win against Roma means they maintain a 4 points gap behind Inter.
Pioli feels safe on top four and suggests that moving eight points clear of Roma is more significant.
“If you said a few months ago that we would be second in the table, nobody would have believed it,” Pioli said.
“If we instead had 40 points, they would have said that we were having a great season. Fighting for the Champions League after all these years.
“There are seven very strong teams, in the end, only four will be happy and we hope to be one of them,” he added.
There is no doubt that Milan has progressed. Considering they have not featured in the Champions League since the 2013/14 season. And Pioli was keen to point out the progress made by his team.
“We’re doing something important; we have 17 more points than we did last season, we’re the youngest team and the team that has played the most games,” he pointed.
“It was a performance of great spirit and quality, I’m really satisfied that we’ve managed to win,” he continued.
On the other hand, Roma remains fifth as they continued a poor run in the Serie A league for coach Paulo Fonseca. Roma has had poor results against fellow top-seven sides.
“We got the first 20 minutes wrong. We didn’t start well and against Milan, that means it becomes difficult,” Fonseca said.
They have only collected three points out of the possible 24 against Milan, Inter, Juventus, Lazio, Atalanta, and Napoli.
“We got back into the game and played well. It’s true that we started badly, and the chances created by Milan were mostly from turnovers we gave away,” he added.