AC Milan have started the season well with four wins in five games, sitting in second place in the standings. However, there is still room for improvement as the reserves need to step up in attack, among other things.
Rafael Leao was the hero for Milan yesterday afternoon as he scored the only goal of the game against Hellas Verona. Unsurprisingly, he was assisted by Olivier Giroud, who just like the Portuguese winger has started the season very well.
As highlighted by today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (see photo below), the gap between the attacking duo and their reserves has not been closed yet. Giroud and Leao, in fact, have scored seven of the ten goals scored by the Rossoneri so far.
It’s clear that they won’t be able to play every game, especially not Giroud, and Pioli will have to rely more on Noah Okafor and Luka Jovic for the upcoming games. They are yet to find the back of the net and compared to 934 minutes between Giroud and Leao, they only have 115 on the pitch.
The gap between the starters and the reserves, therefore, must be closed. Pioli’s ability to rotate in this hectic period hinges on it.