GdS: Milan player ratings from Spezia loss – Leao a ‘king’ but defender gets a 4

By Oliver Fisher -

Not many AC Milan players escaped with a positive grade after last night’s dramatic defeat against Spezia at San Siro in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s player ratings.

The newspaper (via MilanNews) published their scores for the Milan players involved this morning and as expected they gave Rafael Leao the best score of all with a mark of 7 out of 10 and the comment ‘more and more King Leao’.

Mike Maignan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also escaped criticism as the goalkeeper and the striker earned a 6.5, while a score of 6 was given to Alexis Saelemaekers, Rade Krunic, Junior Messias and Davide Calabria.

From there though there are only negative assessments starting with Pierre Kalulu who got a 4 and was the worst on the field according to the newspaper, given he struggled from a positional point of view.

A 5 was given to Theo Hernandez, Alessandro Florenzi, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Brahim Diaz, plus a 5.5 to Matteo Gabbia.

READ MORE: Calabria insists Serra’s error cost three points and admits a ‘lesson’ Milan learned

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  1. Messias 6? LOL. He was the worst player on the pitch. Even Kalulu played better with his 2 catastrophic errors (he actually played pretty darn well if we exclude the errors).

    1. I agreed with man. We lost because we didn’t play to win in the field- only with the mouth.
      1st Theo miss the PK
      2nd they just kick the ball they don’t send great crosses.
      3rd the game has at least 4 faces
      a) 1st 30 minutes b) last 15 minutes of the 1st half
      c) from minute 45 to 65, after 65 you may need to do some sub depending in the score.
      D) the last 25+ minutes is were you win games, cause the 1st 65 minutes are just set-up for the final score. 😔 but Milan gave the game away at the end with tactics & strategy.
      That foul at the end the ref made a mistake by given the foul to Milan cause it was the other way around. Rebic kicked the defender foot regardless the ref should have waited for the play to finished.
      It is just a game Milan need to be better on tactics & strategies.

  2. Agree! Messias as a 6 is a complete joke! His first touch is a mess almost half of the time he loses possession immediately.

    Also, how Baka and Diaz both have same rating as Florenzi and Theo is ridiculous! Baka and Diaz were TERRIBLE! I know Theo missed the PK and he probably should’ve attacked Gyasi a bit more to try to get the second yellow but he was better than Baka and Diaz. Florenzi was much better than them and better than Theo too IMO.

  3. Rebic needs to START matches at RW so we can have him and Leao on the field at the same time and have great speed to take advantage of opponents with quick strike counter attacks like both goals we got at Liverpool with the speed of Ante and Rafa and Theo.

    Messias should almost never play. Florenzi can play RW too once Calabria is fully fit and Saele is better than Messias too.

    1. Rebic should start as CF. That’s where he played well against Liverpool and other clashes.
      We should stop using too young players such as Zlatan and Giroud.

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