Stefano Pioli will start his third season with AC Milan tomorrow as they will take on Sampdoria away from home. It will be necessary to start the campaign with a win as they are clear favourites in the game.
The squad has changed since the end of last season and it’s clear that the Rossoneri have a slightly different approach this time out. As highlighted by Calciomercato.com, Pioli wants his team to be more flexible this season.
The signing of Olivier Giroud is a clear indication that Pioli wants to increase the options up front. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the only striker last season the Frenchman’s arrival will allow for a potential two-man attack, for example.
And when you think about flexibility, you think about Alessandro Florenzi. He can play at the back, but he can also play as a right-winger. The options, therefore, are now many for Pioli and this is indeed a positive thing.
He isn’t bound to the 4-2-3-1 formation, as seen in the friendly against Panathinaikos, and the search for a playmaker is another indication. Pioli revealed that they are not looking for Calhanoglu type, as they want one who can play on the right as well.