AC Milan are not only struggling at the back because of Alessio Romagnoli’s difficult patch of form as Simon Kjaer is also struggling, a report writes.
Romagnoli has been heavily criticised by fans and by the media for his display against the Nerazzurri in which he looked to be suffering from a lack of confidence, allowing Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku to have a field day.
According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport however (via MilanNews), Kjaer’s performances have also dropped in the most recent period. The Danish defender has rightly been given lots of praise since his arrival in January 2020, but he has now also ended up in the blender of criticism.
Even Kjaer has lost the sharpness and level of performance that fans and team-mates have become accustomed to. The recent injuries have taken away his continuity too, and he has no longer managed to be the man of positioning and the formidable stopgap who protected the rearguard.
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More like he’s not recover enough yet. His area command and reading the opponent attack is still usefull, not like romagnoli who had no vision at all
Ah I see they’re finally waking up and realizing it ain’t just Romagnoli and that Kjaer had just as bad if not worse performance during the Derby.
But this goes much deeper than just even blaming the two..perhaps we need to examine the coaching choices. Why would you have a high line with the two.slowest CBs in the squad? Esp against probably the quickest and most powerful forward line in Italy. Having Kjaer and Romagnoli in is not necessarily a problem, it’s how they were deployed. Maybe a deep line with a counter attacking style would have been better against Inter’s (also) slow back line. Hey it worked in the first derby when Leao had a field day with D’Ambrosio. And it would not have exposed the weakness in pace but exploit the tactical nous of Kjaer.