GdS: Giampaolo considering switch to 4-3-2-1; how the XI would look

By Oliver Fisher -

Marco Giampaolo is considering switching AC Milan’s formation away from a 4-3-1-2 – but it might not be a 4-3-3, a report claims.

The Rossoneri put in a dismal performance in their first game of the season against Udinese, failing to register a single shot on target for just the fifth time in the last 10 years.

The showing was so bad that Giampaolo told Sky Italia after the game (via Football Italia) that he is considering scrapping the 4-3-1-2 in favour of a 4-3-3.

The reliable Sky Italia – as cited by MilanNews.it – then concurred on Monday that Milan will return to using the 4-3-3 as Giampaolo alluded to, which was ironically previous head coach Gennaro Gattuso’s favoured system. 

However, Tuesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) reports that Giampaolo is studying possible solutions after Sunday’s epiphany in Udine. 

The only certainty, the report claims, is that it will be a different team on Sunday against Brescia at San Siro. 

La Gazzetta name the 4-3-3 as a possible system that Giampaolo could opt for, but a 4-3-2-1 is apparently also being considered.

In this formation Piatek would be a centre-forward with Suso and Calhanoglu behind supporting, with a midfield of Paqueta-Bennacer-Kessie, the paper concludes.

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