AC Milan must prove that Thursday’s 3-0 home defeat against Lille was nothing more than a blip on the road, and they have an immediate chance to show that.
As il Corriere della Sera reports this morning (via MilanNews), a bad game had to come for Milan sooner or later and after 24 games in a row without defeat, it was Lille who put the Rossoneri to the sword with a fantastic performance
However it should also be said that Stefano Pioli’s team appeared slow, soft, too predictable and almost never dangerous, but in any case a single defeat cannot ruin the good things Milan are building.
A blip can happen, the important thing is that it was only that and nothing more. Sunday evening gives the team a chance to exact some sort of revenge when Hellas Verona arrive at San Siro, a match in which the Rossoneri will look to defend top spot in Serie A.
Yesterday’s match serves as a warning that no match should never be underestimated and that Milan can never afford to lower attention and concentration.
The Rossoneri’s European path is by no means ruined and their chances of getting into the knockout round are still very high. Elliott’s stance meanwhile is clear: they want to reach the end of the Europa League to try to win their first trophy as Milan’s owners.