CorSera: Pioli plans to alternate between two systems in 2023-24

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is set to stick with the four-man defence heading into next season but wants to alternate between two formations, a report claims.

As reported by Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), Pioli said in his first press conference of the preseason that he wants his Milan side to be able to have some unpredictability from a tactical point of view and to build on what has already been established.

The paper writes that Pioli has two formations in mind. He will use a 4-3-3 which was seen at times last season when Ismael Bennacer was the advanced midfielder such as in the Napoli games.

Pioli’s plan is to work on that system and alternate it with the 4-2-3-1 that has worked well in recent years and has brought about a lot of the success domestically and in European competitions. Preseason will be key for ensuring a seamless transition.

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  1. We’re probably going to use the 4-2-3-1 against low block teams to have more creativity, the 4-3-3 will probably be used against tough teams so that we won’t get destroyed on counter-attacks.

    1. @Eno158. I think it will be the opposite. We beat Inter, Napoli, Juventus, Lazio and Atalanta last season using 4231.

      Therefore, Milan will probably use 433 against defensive low block teams to prevent counter attacks.

  2. See in proper analysis 4-2-3-1 is far perfect because against attacking opponents like Madrid,Bayern Munich or Manchester city in our 4-2-3-1 we can us bennecer at no10 then slot isaksen on the right using either leao or Okafor then Dia will focus on the striker and Acmilan replicate higher pressing on the pitch which we use mostly to weekened opponents mostly when our 11is complete then pulisic we replicate bennecer then Romero replicate isaksen
    Kalulu, thiaw,Kjaer, Theo Hernandez
    Krunic, rejinder
    Isaksen, Bennecer,leao

      1. A lot of people here didn’t rate RLC, thats why.

        I want him to do better here and prove uis doubters wrong for sure. Let’s wait and see.

    1. Do you have the players you listed available? Have they been signed as Milan players?
      Isaksen, Reinjders and Dia are not Milan players until they have been signed.

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