Just as they did last season, Milan will face Torino in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia looking to make the final eight for the 12th year in a row.
As il Corriere della Sera writes (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri will return to San Siro three days after the league victory against Torino and will once again square off against former boss Marco Giampaolo. They write how the Coppa Italia is not a tournament to be snubbed, especially for a team constantly searching for silverware.
That is why there will be minimum turnover in terms of selections – also brought on by the number of absences in the midfield and forward departments – but Milan play to win regardless of the competition, the stage. The Coppa Italia is not a secondary objective, just as the Europa League is not either.
This mandate comes from owners Elliott Management. The idea is to keep momentum going, make a good impression and pass into the final eight when anything can happen starting with a meeting against Inter.