Stefano Pioli, the coach of Milan, spoke before the Serie A match against Lecce. According to Dazn, Pioli said, “The goal is to try to play well, better than our opponents, to win the game, knowing the difficulties that may arise. We will have to be very careful in both phases of the game.” Pioli praised Ruben for his exceptional performance after returning from a 40-day absence. He added, “He is with us but it will be difficult for him to play. Pobega will have to fit in with his characteristics, as everyone will have to do.” This was reported on Dazn before Lecce-Milan.