GdS: Pioli tempted by possibility of deploying ‘super’ three-man midfield – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

The temptation is there for Stefano Pioli to switch to a three-man midfield when he has all options available, according to a report.

According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), a three-man midfield is very feasible for Milan given the options that are available in Ismael Bennacer, Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie, meaning the head coach can count on three players of absolute quality.

The paper adds that sooner or later we will see them on the pitch together but not quite yet, as not all the players are at top condition and because the idea will obviously require some testing in training, but a ‘super midfield’ trio is the most intriguing temptation of the new Milan.

Bennacer, Tonali and Kessie would be able to provide a physical force in the midfield, move the ball quickly, get involved in the build-up play and even score, with the belief that the trio can adapt and co-exist together without problems.

The presence of Bakayoko and Krunic on the bench means that the depth is there to try playing with three in midfield too, so Pioli can experiment in peace and with optimism.

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Tags AC Milan Franck Kessie Ismaël Bennacer Sandro Tonali


  1. Play 5-3-2
    3 man defense, theo and calabria/florenzi as WB, “super trio” MF, and brahim ibra.
    I think we can take on any team with this formation.

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