MN: Battle on for the right-back spot vs. Napoli – why Kalulu is the favourite

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli will once again be without right-back Davide Calabria for the game against Napoli on Sunday night, meaning the gap will have to be filled.

According to MilanNews, Pioli is carefully studying the best solution to replace the Italy international, who has been out for over a month due to a calf problem that he sustained while with the national team, with a battle on between Pierre Kalulu and Alessandro Florenzi.

Regarding Kalulu, he was considered a wild card for the Rossoneri defence in the early part of the season given that he played as a right-back and as a central defender, but also with some appearances at left-back too while Theo Hernandez was out with Covid.

Florenzi meanwhile has somewhat disappointed expectations for a player with such experience, given he has had fluctuating performances and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that kept him out for a month. That is why Kalulu should start in the big match against Napoli, which presents him with another important opportunity to impress.

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  1. Why Kalulu is the favorite?? Uhm, because Florenzi is one of the worst Milan signings in recent memory, and it’s absolutely incomprehensible how Pioli, or basically anyone would rather play Florenzi than Kalulu and it’s mindblowing that Pioli is still at this point considering who between Florenzi and Kalulu should play when it’s so obvious it has to be Kalulu??

    1. Italien business seems to be still different to rest of europe, i mean i am very very happy about the average age of this team, but this took 7years w/o UCL to realizie that soccer has changend in terms of kilometers. I mean its so strange to play early pressing with Ibra or Giroud in front, the less kilometres from them make a huge impact on the team. This system i just working with Rebic in front! So if you need some more inputs in Milanelo just give a call 😉

  2. Why we don’t play with 3 defenders? Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli.
    Theo is just useless there and even creates a lot of opportunities for opponents. Probably it is time to use him as a gap for Leao’s position?

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