GdS: Milan player ratings for defeat against Udinese – Jovic and Reijnders struggle

By Isak Möller -

It was another frustrating evening for the AC Milan fans as Udinese came away with all three points at San Siro yesterday. Luka Jovic, who played from the first minute, was the one who struggled the most on the pitch.

Stefano Pioli and his men have a lot to work on ahead of the big clash against PSG on Tuesday evening. The feeling, however, is that the crisis is too serious at this point and a miracle will thus be needed against the French side.

Today’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (see photo below) has analysed the player performances, naming Rafael Leao as the best for Milan at 6/10. In the attacking phase, he was more or less the only hope and at least made things happen, even if the end product wasn’t always great.

Mike Maignan, Fikayo Tomori and Alessandro Florenzi also expected major criticism at 6, all putting in a decent shift overall. Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Rade Krunic, Yunus Musah, Olivier Giroud and Loftus-Cheek all needed to do better, though, at 5.5.

Yacine Adli was poor at 5, committing the foul that led to the penalty for Udinese. He was okay in possession, but that mistake ended up being costly. Tijjani Reijnders struggled in the final third once again, failing to connect with his teammates and missing a very good chance. As a result, he got a 4.5 by the newspaper. Same as Noah Okafor, whose impact off the bench was non-existent.

Finally, Luka Jovic only got a 4 and was named the flop of the match for Milan. His first touch was very poor and he went down way too easily in many duels. He’s not Rossoneri-worthy, as the newspaper concludes.

Tags AC Milan Luka Jovic Tijjani Reijnders


      1. I watched the game,i am just objective,i seen a guy who went deep to the midfield at least 5-6 time in first half to get a ball,to offer himself to teammates,yes he lost a ball 2 times but he tried to play in this frustrating match for our central strikers,jović and giroud were both in the box manytimes and they never get a ball,all passes were behind them,why the fuck u play with 2 strikers when u cant send a single ball into 5m box,meanwhile giroud was waiting into box without touching a ball most of time, just to make clear i like giroud,but i am just comparing their influence on game in first 45mins,bad game by most of the players and it is toxic and unfair to blame him ,he is not worth of milan but we are stick with him thanks to pioli/moncada/cardinale decision.

    1. Jovic is like going to the supermarket and getting some random guy from there to play. I give a lot of crap to Giroud, but you can’t insult him like that…

  1. Let me give you the real ratings:

    Maignan : 6
    Calabria : def 3 , attacking 0
    Florenzi : def 3 , attacking solid 5
    Tomori : 5
    Thiaw : 5
    Reinders: 3,5
    Krunić : 3
    Musah : 3
    Leao : 6 (the only player that was playing last night)
    Jović: 3,5
    Giroud: 3,5
    Okafor: 3,5 (except good assist for reinders he was 0)
    Adli: solid 5 ,that pen was bad call from the ref,he made a lot of good passes,dribles and and generally was trying do something in attacking with sleeping teammates
    Romero: 2
    Loftus: 3
    Pioli : 1

    1. Midfield 0. If Leao had 1 player to play with he could win matches like that. The Bernardo Silva type midfielder, winger. They would win matches like this alone.

  2. Calabria and Florenzi, the only ones to show any passion for the cause. Krunic was non existent, Reijnders just looks tired and lacking in belief, Musah is enthusiastic but goes nowhere, Leao is just frustrating and too lazy, Giroud can’t hold the ball up and was basically starved of the ball, Jovic…..what can you say, we sent Colombo away for this lump ??!! Thiaw and tomori, mediochre.

    Over all we lack character and we have no heart. Thats what happens when you fill a team full of cheap imports.

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