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.