GdS: Strong identity and youthful exuberance – Milan’s strength down to seven virtues

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have won seven of their opening eight league games to begin the new season, and La Gazzetta dello Sport have highlighted the seven virtues of the club.

The paper (via MilanNews) writes that Stefanp Pioli’s team believe they can win the Scudetto and have stopped hiding behind the idea they are not a contender. There is a strong group of players that knows they can compete for it all the way, with several positive factors behind them.

The squad depth is one key element, as despite the absences of key players like Maignan, Theo and Diaz – defections that would have sent any other team into crisis – the Rossoneri did not lose heart after going 2-0 down but ended up winning the game thanks to the impact of Leao, Castillejo and Krunic.

The maturity of the squad helps this too with strong personalities in the locker room like Ibrahimovic and Giroud, who are champions that know the word victory well and know what it takes to well.

Milan also have an established style of play and an identity in their way of playing thanks to Pioli’s work, which is a nod to the project that works thanks also to the presence of young players. San Siro has also become an extra weapon rather than the hinderance some thought it would be, while finally Pioli has shown himself to be a coach capable of correcting errors and using the entire squad.

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  1. Maldini’s ability is still not a serie A player yet. He should gain playing time in other team. But the problem is, he doesn’t suit as an CAM nor Winger. But, I see his potential in defensive phase, he is good in tackling. Did he or the coach team realize that ?

    1. I agree he shouldnt play as a left wing because he isnt suited for that role but do you realize that he in fact is an CAM and also is reckoned as one of our most technical gifted players in the entire club ? the player needs chances to get more experience and regardless if he has some good or bad games it does help him develope as a player.

    1. Roman should be at Milan if they are serious about building a formidable club again
      1. Too old
      2. Too slow
      3. Two bad knees
      4. vulnerable in defence

      1. personally id like if we can negotiate a new deal with romagnoli but to play him at the left back certainly not an option in my view. PLay ballo torue there and maybe give milos kerkez some minutes in the weekend as a substitute is far more preferable than playing romagnoli there as he really doesnt fit playing out there.

  2. In my own view maldini should be sent out for loan in order to gain experience and playing time and open a place for another player.castilejo should have been register in champion league instead of maldini.

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