GdS: Four reasons for Milan to be optimistic again heading into 2022-23

By Oliver Fisher -

There are a number of reasons for AC Milan supporters to be optimistic heading into the 2022-23 season, a report has claimed.

The Scudetto win last season has reignited a great deal of enthusiasm surrounding the club and the hope is that a season with just as much success is to follow, with La Gazzetta dello Sport highlighting the reasons for optimism.

Heart: Apart from the disastrous first half in Hungary against ZTE, Milan have been very good in preseason. The likes of Theo Hernandez, Junior Messias and Olivier Giroud shone in the win against Marseille at the weekend and there were five different scorers in the rout of Wolfsberger. Again Milan might now have the most star names or the deepest squad, but they have a lot of heart and determination to tackle the many games between now and the World Cup.

Piolismo: The lead-up to the first goal at the Velodrome on Sunday was very typical of Milan. There were six passes, ten touches of the ball and sixteen seconds from gaining the ball to scoring. Playing as a unit in cohesion, pressing with intelligence and moving the ball vertical quickly make the Rossoneri a nightmare for anyone to play against.

Wall: Milan are a relatively young side especially in defence given that the oldest out of Theo Hernandez, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Davide Calabria is 25, but the rearguard resumed where they left off. The centre-back pairing were agile, fast and clean in their interventions. The left lane with Rafael Leao is a huge threat, while Calabria is captain for a reason.

Additions: Tommaso Pobega was forced to slow down his preseason due to injury and the same goes for Divock Origi, so Pioli will welcome two new players when they return. Then there is the signing of Charles De Ketelaere which is now imminent, and there are expected to be signings in midfield and defence too, each of which will make the squad look deeper and stronger.

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  1. Incomplete article, how can you omit the dynamism Yacline Adli has brought to the attack. We haven’t got a player like Adli in a Long while, i only hope he continues with is form when the Season commences fully

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