AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli could change formation in the coming weeks if the 4-2-3-1 continues to bring less than satisfactory results, a report claims.
Speaking to reporters after the 3-0 derby defeat against Inter on Sunday, the Milan head coach was asked: “Could Milan review its formation given the difficulties that have occurred in the last period?”
Pioli replied as follows: “We’ll see, everything is possible. From tomorrow we will make our assessments thinking about the best for the team.”
According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, the alternatives that best suit the characteristics of the squad – and therefore the two systems that he is likely to consider changing to – are the 4-3-3 and/or 4-4-2.
We saw the 4-4-2 used earlier in 2020 when Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived and was partnered with Rafael Leao, but it remains to be seen what that would mean for the likes of Hakan Calhanoglu and Brahim Diaz, more natural No.10s.
Regarding the 4-3-3, it would function in a similar way to the current 4-2-3-1 but with more advanced wingers and an extra body in the middle, and can be effective as Spezia showed last weekend against Milan.