Tonali Dishes on Magnitude of EuroDerby, Lauds Pioli

Sandro Tonali previewed the anticipated first leg of the EuroDerby and underlined its significance talking to Prime Video ahead of Wednesday’s clash (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“I think that reaching the semifinals is the summary of what we have achieved with the coach in the past three years. The fans trasmitted incredible strength to us throughout this journey. The 75k supporters give their whole to win, and we have to make them happy.”

“My father would have some tales about the 2003 Derby, but I don’t want to hear them before knowing the outcome of the two legs. Then maybe there will be time to watch those matches in the summer.”

Tonali heaped praise on Stefano Pioli.

“I owe him a lot, as he helped me during my most difficult moment. It’s important to have a person like him. He makes you comfortable and genuinely cares about you. At times he takes risks to make you feel good. The call on whether to buy out a player or not is a split-second decision. He voiced his thoughts about it, and he was heard.”

The midfielder discussed his tasks on the pitch.

“I don’t have a set role, and I wouldn’t want to have one. I’m at the disposal of the choices the gaffer makes for the team.”

Tonali dished on what punching their ticket to the final would mean.

“It leaves an impression to have reached this point of the competition after 16 years. We have to do our best now that we are here. I won’t do anything unusual if we advance, maybe I will if we win the cup. I won’t cut my hair, though, but perhaps I’ll get another tattoo.”

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