AC Milan’s start to 2023 took another dreadful turn as they were beaten 3-0 by Inter in the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia last night.
MilanNews write how from mental point of view, Stefano Pioli’s team are ‘absolutely underground’ as the quality of play, concentration and defensive solidity has suffered in the last few games.
The 2023 Italian Super Cup deservedly goes to Inter who dominated the Rossoneri without pushing things too far. They managed to break down Milan after just 10 minutes with a pretty simple passing move, then scoring twice more to make it the same scoreline as the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg last season.
The Milan that won the Scudetto is no longer in their head, as seen by the fact the team had to fight until the end against Salernitana despite dominating, collapsed against Roma to throw away a two-goal lead, lost to Torino who had 10 men and exited the cup in the last 16, and then were 2-0 down early on against Lecce.
Losing a final can happen, but it is absolutely not acceptable to lose like this, writes MilanNews. Dimarco’s first goal put in highlights a defensive compactness that doesn’t exist, while the other two Nerazzurri goals came from two free-kicks kicked from behind the midfield, directly towards Dzeko first and then Lautaro, finding the Milan defenders completely inattentive and unprepared.
A derby, a final and a trophy give motivation by themselves. Milan’s inability to demonstrate any real positives while the worrying signs continued shows that the problem in their head is very real, and must be fixed quickly.