CM: Milan’s defensive record becomes a worry – Tomori must regain his shine

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan tasted defeat for the first time since January in the league as they were beaten 2-1 by Napoli at San Siro last night, and the defence once again failed to hold up. report that Milan were beaten at San Siro against an opponent in Napoli who have all the credentials to aim for the Scudetto, with Luciano Spalletti’s side taking full advantage of the fact that the Rossoneri’s rearguard is not as strong as it was.

With eight goals conceded in seven games, the feeling is that Milan are letting in too many goals compared to the end of last season when they conceded just two in the final 11 matches.

Fikayo Tomori’s performance in particular has been highlighted as he was guilty of being inattentive for the third time in the last five games. The first was in the derby when Edin Dzeko scored, then Orsic was given freedom to pull one back for Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, and then Giovanni Simeone was left alone inside the box to net Napoli’s winner.

Tomori must regain the concentration that had characterised him in his first 18 months with the Rossoneri, because he can be perfect for the other 89 minutes as he was last night against Napoli, but one lapse can be enough.

Individual errors are likely to weigh twice as much in such a big game, though of course it goes without saying that the Englishman has the whole club on his side as well as the qualities to redeem himself immediately from the next match at Empoli after the break.

Tags AC Milan Fikayo Tomori


    1. Please, U only watch football but you don’t know football…. Calabria has been so consistent since 2014…. Check his records. Only few are consistent since 2014…..

      1. You misunderstood me. I put it in quote to make fun of Milan Twitter. It’s always easier for them to blame our captain than criticize legit mistakes from other players

    1. Feel the same way, at least on how the Pierre – Fik duo performed in this early season. Pierre / Fik might be better off to be paired with a commanding centre back, like Kjaer, of course.

    2. You really want Kalulu to be dropped for the sake of Tomori or Kjaer? You’re joking, surely? He is literally our best defender.

      1. No Kalulu isn’t Milan best defender, not when his aerial duel sucks. Okafor even nutmeg him easily and it cost Milan a point.

        Kalulu have plenty of weakness that he needs to fix. The same can be said with Tomori.

  1. Why the couch beach kjear and after Calabria injury he should be kalulu to replace him not dest so kjear will countue that way Mr pioli got it wrong

    1. Totally agree!

      1. Pioli should put Kalulu in Calabria’s position, which is his natural position, while keeping Kjaer in the middle or using Gabbia as Kjaer’s sub.

      2. It is a mistake to put Dest to play in such a crucial game, since he arrived on the last day of the transfer deadline and has not got much time to assimilate with the team.

      3. Pioli should out Pobega to increase the strength and height of our defence line after he took off Kjaer, as both Tomori and Kalulu lack the height in fighting for ariel duels, which are exploited by our opponents right now.

      Also, Pobega is able to provide some strikes when we can not convert out chances into goals. He just scored in CL. Don’t know why Pioli didn’t use him.

      Milan was punished for Pioli’s wrong choices of substitution.

  2. Please, U only watch football but you don’t know football…. Calabria has been so consistent since 2014…. Check his records. Only few are consistent since 2014…..

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