AC Milan are facing a two-week period that has huge importance in the early part of the season with games coming thick and fast.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via NotizieMilan) acknowledges that it is hard to call any stretch of games ‘season defining’ in the month of October, but there are certainly some matches coming up that will tell us a lot about whether Milan are serious Scudetto challengers.
Tomorrow Stefano Pioli’s side will face Torino at San Siro hoping for a more calm and comfortable victory than the ones against Hellas Verona and Bologna, but then a trip to face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico beckons on Sunday.
It doesn’t get any easier after that as next Wednesday is the do or die Champions League game at San Siro against Porto, followed by the derby against Inter on 7 November. In short, it is four games in two weeks that represents a sprint which will show what Milan are made of.
With absences still to battle and some fatigue inevitable, the demands begin to rise and the team have to pay attention to details. Not doing so nearly cost two valuable points in Bologna, after all.