CM: Two positives and three concerns from Milan’s defeat against PSV

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s last game of 2022 did not go according to plan as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 by PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion tonight.

After the losses against Liverpool and Arsenal in Dubai the hope was that a better performance and result would occur in the Netherlands, the Rossoneri also lost against PSV. It was a worrying night ahead of the season resuming on January 4, and picked out the tops and flops from the game.

Starting with the positives, Davide Calabria put in a good performance with the captain’s armband, returning after a long injury and looking not out of place. It will take a few more games to hit 100%, but he was probably the best of the back four.

Rafael Leao came off the bench and looked very bright with his usual darting runs. Perhaps some end product was lacking, though there is no doubting he did more in his cameo than anyone else in the forward group offered.

Antonio Mirante was a disappointment. He seemed unsure, he could have done something more on each of the Eredivisie side’s goals, and at the end of the first half he nearly flapped a corner into his own net.

Pierre Kalulu was also lacking concentration and made an early error that could and should have led to a goal, while Sandro Tonali looked sluggish at times and was covered for by Ismael Bennacer.

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  1. Positives? The only positives that can come of this is that management can now clearly see how bad their signings are and how weak the quality of depth is on this team and maybe they will make some winter signings to help this team.

    1. With what money though? The money splashed on CDK made sure that Milan (upper) management don’t dare to buy anyone without scouting them first for 10 years and negotiating the price for another 10.

    2. And yes, not much positive to say. Milan looked like a bunch of amateurs from Bulgarian lower divisions and made PSV look like friggin’ Real Madrid.

      The match only showed Milan is no team and relies entirely on the performances of a couple key players (Giroud, Hernandez, Leao & Maignan).

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