CorSera: Milan’s worrying involution continues – the cause is technical, tactical and psychological

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan stumbled once again at San Siro on Saturday against Sampdoria and now the Champions League race has become complicated.

As il Correre della Sera writes (via MilanNews), the 1-1 against Samp was the latest disappointment in a 2021 that started badly and is continuing very badly, making the road to the real target this season – a top four finish – more and more of an uphill battle.

With nine games to go there are six teams in the race, and second to seventh place are separated by just nine points. If Milan do not sort out their home form having gone six games in all competitions without a win, the Champions League dream will become practically impossible.

The paper describes the ‘evident involution of the team’ as ‘worrying’, adding that the reasons are ‘technical, tactical and psychological’. In short, there is a bit of everything contributing to the struggles and that is without looking at the performances of Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu and Kessie from yesterday, three pillars of Pioli’s formation.

Against Sampdoria we saw the worst side of Milan with plenty of errors, so what was supposed to be the beginning of a favourable run of games with Parma, Genoa and Sassuolo to follow turned out to be a false start.

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2 Comments

  1. I am Forzza says:

    Krunic, Salamanders, Meite, Castileho, Mandzukic are the names that AC.Milan should sell or get rid of in the summer .. These players I mentioned are not capable of bringing anything good for AC.Milan in the 2021/22 season and the Champions League. AC.Milan should buy at least 4-5 players who are class, which means setting aside 150 million euros. And of course a new coach because Pioli is very bad and in his free opinion an amateur … or C class. In my opinion AC.Milan should bring a German expert or a temperamental character who will raise the psychological team and physically upgrade the team, because in my opinion all teams in Italy have a problem with fitness

    1. Juro says:

      I agree, but Salesmakers should stay but NOT as a starter. He’s effective off bench for 20-30 min at best. Agree need to think about a coach. Pioli’ s tactics have been horrible as of late and his decisions starting Salesmakers as RB when we have Kalulu and Krunic as RW when we have Rebic and Hauge is mind boggling. His love affair with Castellejo is a joke. The only good thing he has done as of late is play Tomori. Pioli got us here and he deserves praise for that but I think we need a different coach to take us to the next level assuming we hold on to a CL spot

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