GdS: Milan lose their attacking spark as injury problems catch up to Pioli

By Oliver Fisher -

The defeat against Napoli last night has seemingly confirmed that Milan are experiencing a very tough patch of form in terms of results and performances.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) focuses on the many points that Milan have dropped over the past few weeks, noting that after the derby on 7 November the Rossoneri were 7 points ahead of city rivals Inter but have now found themselves 4 points behind – an 11 point swing.

The season is long but what seems worrying is that there has been a significant and unexpected slowdown from Milan. There are injuries to key players and fatigue which must be taken into account, but Pioli’s team have won just two of their last seven games in all competitions.

Calabria, Rebic and Leao have all missed significant game time while Theo Hernandez was added to the list against Napoli, and it seems to have sapped Milan of their energy and intensity because playing the same players week in week out has made them tired.

The rhythm has dropped and the Rossoneri no longer look capable of scoring multiple goals per game, and it cannot be a coincidence that at this moment of the season Milan are shooting less and creating less with multiple attacking players out.

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  1. Theo’s form is shit just like Brahim’s, he is not the half a player he was a last year. Leao and Rebic have been off the pitch for a very long time, they too will suffer from a drop in form. Unless we bring in a trequartista and a striker that are in shape and have seen decent amount of game time, we will continue being toothless in the attack.

    1. Of course, he played for 2 seasons almost without resting. Even now they brought a player that can’t really replace him so he has to play whenever he is fit, even against crap teams. Leads to injuries and bad form.

  2. Bringing in a new striker wouldn’t do ****. The issue isn’t with the strikers as they receive zero service. The lack of scoring chances is THE issue that needs to be fixed ASAP. And putting Kessie & Krunic on the field ain’t helping the team in that regard.

    1. Agree on the issue, although we need striker too – you cannot play next season with 41 yo Ibra, 36 Giroud and 20 Colombo.

      Kessie was important goalscorer before but now plays deeper, too often as a CB to support offense

      Look at positions after the game from the other post – once again we play like defensive 451, retrievibg tge ball easily but then not creating anything but crosses for the isolated man up front

      1. Too early to think about next year. We need to fix the creativity issue yesterday and then in the summer see if we play UCL games next year at all and who to get to score the goals.

  3. Sell kessie in Jan.

    Have players that are fully focused on the field.

    Renewals to be done by 31/Dec. Otherwise, sell!

    We need players who wants to win.

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