Having previously been quite sturdy and certainly enough to win games, AC Milan’s defence has begun to leak a fair bit in recent weeks.
This was evident yesterday in the derby defeat to Inter as three defensive lapses allowed a clinical Inter side to win comfortably in the end and extend their lead atop the table to four points.
As Il Giornale (via MilanLive) reports today, new signing Fikayo Tomori could be one of the possibilities to try and patch up a back line that no longer looks effective. The Englishman was brought in on loan with an option to buy from Chelsea towards the end of the January transfer window and has made a good impression in the matches he has played so far.
Tomori is described as ‘a physical player, well structured and also tactically prepared’ and the man that Pioli asked for in January, so surely he could therefore be the right man to fix some things at the moment. A quick and muscular player like him could have fought with less difficulty against Lautaro or Lukaku than the struggling Kjaer and/or Romagnoli.
It is possible that Alessio Romagnoli – considered among the worst on the field yesterday in the derby – could pave the way for Tomori, who deserves a chance.