GdS: Theo Hernandez expected to be used at centre-back again vs. Sassuolo

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will look to close out 2023 in the best possible way when they face Sassuolo at San Siro on Saturday night, and Stefano Pioli seems to be settling on his choices.

Milan are once again in a crisis in the defensive department with Fikayo Tomori the latest to enter the treatment room, joining Malick Thiaw and Pierre Kalulu which leaves Simon Kjaer as the only fit senior option for the role.

According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), Yunus Musah and Luka Jovic trained separately again yesterday and it is anticipated that the midfielder will miss his third straight game, while the striker will probably be on the bench.

The line-up seems almost set, with Theo Hernandez currently destined to play as a central defender again alongside Kjaer rather than trusting the young Jan-Carlo Simic, who made his debut and scored against Monza but is currently set for the bench. Alessandro Florenzi will then step in at left-back.

Ismael Bennacer should anchor the midfield with Tijjani Reijnders and Ruben Loftus-Cheek either side of him, then the front three is expected to be Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao, with Francesco Camarda on the bench.


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  1. Why do they persist with this, we loose so much by not having him as left back, what he provides for the attack and the way he pins the opponent left back and left wing back is far more important then his average performance as centre back,

    Simic and Brastaggi are better centre backs and importantly are natural centre backs.

    It is when others are injured that stars emerge, look at Buffoon had to make his debut against Milan aged 16 (I think) in the rain and he never looked back.

    Give the lads a chance , could save us 10’s of millions

  2. After Simic’s performance last game.. any coach would give him a second chance.. but well, we do have someone reaaallly speschul so, everytime a player plays well, gotta destroy his confidence COMPLETELY by not giving him a chance ever again.

    I still remember Saele being benched after singlehandedly winning the Napoli game for.. here’s the cracker… THE Legendary MESSIAS.. ! even bigger cracker.. Messias had JUST returned from an injury. lol That’s our Speschule coach. SCUDETTO WINNING COACH lol

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