AC Milan recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against Monza at San Siro, but there continues to be fall-out after the game regarding the injury situation.
Calciomercato.com have published a piece headlined: ‘Pioli’s apologies, Milan’s mistakes: a season thrown away due to injuries’. While Milan got a win and a clean sheet with three goals scored, there is still a bitter feeling.
The Rossoneri could and should have easily still been in the running for the Scudetto and the Champions League round of 16 but instead both have vanished. With a fully operational squad the ambitions could have been higher.
Yesterday, two players were forced off: Tommaso Pobega after 20 minutes, Noah Okafor instead lasted 10 minutes after coming off the bench. It was said that the club would use the previous international break to get to the bottom of the injury problem: the feeling is that not much was achieved.
It’s It is clear that intervening and changing things during the current season is very complicated, but we are not talking about a new problem that has suddenly emerged. It’s an atavistic problem, since Pioli has been there, while the previous management and the new one ignored how serious this issue was.
With different strategies, more in-depth studies and greater determination on everyone’s part in wanting to solve this problem, today we might be talking about a different season.
When Pioli claims that the players play too much he is not wrong, yet other top clubs also play this many games and nobody seems to have the same amount of injury problems as the Rossoneri do.