Tuttosport: Break comes at the right time as defensive crisis returns for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

It was a torrid month of March for AC Milan as they closed it without a win and now they face a real battle for a top four spot.

As this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes, Milan closed the month of March with only one point amassed in three league games. Last night Pioli’s side fell again, this time without too many excuses despite the absences of Theo Hernandez and Giroud, and now the international break comes at the perfect time.

It was a full-throttle first half from Udinese as Sottil’s team pressed hard and went in 2-1 up at the break, and in the second half Pioli went back to the old 4-2-3-1 formation with Kalulu right-back, Saelemaekers up field and Leao wide on the left, but it did not help.

After thinking that the defensive crisis of January was behind them, Milan are now back to conceding cheap goals. Pioli thought he had solved the problem with the transition to a three-man defence following the 19 goals conceded in the 8 January games but now six goals have been conceded against Fiorentina, Salernitana and Udinese.

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  1. This is where the issue lies. It’s not a defence crisis. But a team setup and tactical crisis. The players are suited for a pattern the coach isn’t suited for and thus we have this rubbish we have to watch.

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