AC Milan have won just one of the four games that they have played in 2023, including two disappointing draws and a Coppa Italia defeat to Torino.
As Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) report this morning, the Supercoppa against Inter on final takes on a greater meaning in the scheme of the season. A victory would boost Milan from a mental point of view, as well as obviously obtaining a new trophy to display on the bulletin board.
At the same time, however, a possible defeat would open a real crisis. Compared to last season – which culminated with the 19th Scudetto – something seems to have broken as the spirit and attitude with which Stefano Pioli’s men take to the pitch are different.
Added to this is the usual problem of injuries which does not allow the Milan coach to have the full squad and thus it impacts the rotations he is able to do, which is not ideal with such a packed schedule.
Another negative aspect is the fact that so far the summer market has brought very little. Charles De Ketelaere was the great coup by Milan and cost €35m, but he has just one assist to show.
Despite this, no new signings will arrive in January because the management line is quite clear: “We’re fine like this, we just have to get back to full strength.” Both Pioli and Maldini reiterated that stance in recent days, so solutions must come from within.