AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli noticed that Olivier Giroud did not appear as sharp as usual against Red Bull Salzburg and he now seems set to make a chance.
After scoring yet another goal in the derby win over Inter against Saturday, it was ultimately an anti-climatic performance from Giroud last night, especially considering Salzburg essentially had their two back-up centre-backs on the field after an injury just before the game for Wober and one in the first half for Solet.
The French centre-forward received only criticisms in the ratings published in the newspapers, so our colleagues at SempreMilan.it report how Pioli is reflecting on a change already for the next league match against Sampdoria at the Marassi.
The idea of the Rossoneri coach is in fact to let Giroud catch his breath, because he is understandably tired after the games against Inter and Salzburg.
That would mean Pioli would deploy Divock Origi, as the Belgian striker has fully recovered from his muscle issue and got himself very involved both in the segment he players in the derby and his spell in Salzburg.