Sassuolo boss Alessio Dionisi discusses upset win over Milan

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 29: Alessio Dionisi, Head Coach of US Sassuolo, gives the team instructions during the Serie A match between AC MIlan and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 29, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Sassuolo manager Alessio Dionisi did his best to curtail his excitement after his side shocked defending champions Milan this afternoon at the San Siro.

The Neroverdi shocked the Rossoneri, winning 5-2 and further sending Stefano Pioli’s side into crisis.

“We’ve really had to roll up our sleeves this season. Today was a good sign for the future but I’ll let others decide whether or not it’s an important result,” Dionisi told DAZN.

“Hopefully this result gives us more self-esteem and self-awareness. We always try to play our brand of football but things can always go awry when you face a club like Milan.”

He continued, “I liked how we played but I still don’t know if this was the real us today. Our attitude in certain matches was wrong so even if you play well you won’t be able to win.”