MN: Alibis, excuses and introspection – Milan once again made to pay

By Oliver Fisher -

There are certainly plenty of things that AC Milan could look back at and point towards regarding why they have slipped up this season, but they must also look in the mirror.

MilanNews writes how yesterday against Spezia the Rossoneri starting with a centre-back pairing of Pierre Kalulu and Matteo Gabbia and a double pivot of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Rade Krunic as Pioli battled a latest emergency Injuries, but also disqualifications, Covid-19 and the African Cup of Nations have once again reduced the squad to its bare bones, and eventually that catches up.

Despite all of that, the main alibi from last night’s defeat against Spezia was that Marco Serra robbed the Rossoneri of all three points just as Massa did in Milan-Napoli. That cost Pioli’s side four points in total and in a tight league and a title battle, it is simply unacceptable.

Despite this, there is also some need for introspection. Milan had so many chances to kill the game in the first half alone, and then in the second half they conceded a sloppy equaliser and allowed the game to drag on into injury time at 1-1. There is not enough composure, too many sudden drops in energy, naive defending and many more faults. In short, this is not yet a polished side.

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  1. Let’s aim for 2nd place atleast. We re unable to spend money for 6months loan atleast on a defender and we know we will be left with just 2defensive midfielders for all January but still there is no player comes in at that role. Atleast a younger defensive midfielder from primavera is not available in team. That’s very bad expectations if we are really willing to challenge for Scuddeto. All teams have best players even on bench. With just 4 central defenders(including kalulu) if we lose 2players at same time with covid we should have a back up who can take multiple roles like defensive midfielder /CB.
    Atleast keep the 2nd place, we cannot challenge for the Scuddeto

  2. I still don’t know what bakayoko is doing in this team, terminate is contract and replace with a better player…..krunic should also be offloaded, they have both been giving enough time to step up their game ( have a look at tonality, the lad has already establish himself)
    Castillojo, Saelemaker & Messias can’t solve our RW position……Maldini and Masara should do something about cos with the look of thing, we losing the league again…..Pls don’t tell me it’s poor officiating, we had chances to kill the game earlier

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