CorSera: Giampaolo ready to change Milan’s formation; Maldini and Boban pleased

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo is ready to switch his system from a 4-3-1-2 to a 4-3-3 after just one league game, a report from claims.

The Rossoneri fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Udinese in their opening game of the season as a Rodrigo Becao header inside the last 20 minutes proved to be enough.

There were worrying signs for Milan fans as the team failed to register a single shot on target for only the fifth time in the last 10 years in what was a lethargic and tired looking performance.

Giampaolo told Sky Italia after the game (via Football Italia) that he is considering scrapping the 4-3-1-2 system he deployed at both Empoli and Sampdoria.

He hinted to Sky reporters that a switch to 4-3-3 is on the cards as the current formation is not suited to Suso or Krzysztof Piatek as they have ‘different movements’.

Monday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera – as cited by MilanNews.it – focuses on Milan’s shape and how ineffective it looked in Udine.

The newspaper focuses on the worrying sign that none of the front three managed a single shot on target, with Suso struggling as a playmaker and Piatek looking very quiet. 

The same outlet goes on to add that the words after the game does indeed suggest a transition to a 4-3-3, a move that Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban would be happy with.

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