GdS: Milan management must reflect on January plan after another damaging result

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management will be forced to reflect on their current stance regarding the January window after such a bad start to 2023, a report claims.

La Gazzetta dello Sport write how Milan with last night’s defeat to Inter, Milan equaled the longest streak without a win under Pioli’s management which is four games in a row, previously done in February 2021.

That team was a Milan still under construction, while this should in theory be further along and should have a deeper squad. Speaking of which, it is a squad list with 31 players after the arrival of Devis Vasquez, and yet there is not the strength in depth to guarantee Pioli smooth rotation.

The embarrassment in Riyadh once again certified the inconsistency of the new signings from the summer, with a further problem: we are in January and therefore they are no longer so new.

Fans are questioning why Milan have not prepared an action plan on the transfer market, yet Paolo Maldini has already declared that the Rossoneri ‘won’t do anything in the winter transfer market’, a choice endorsed by Pioli who said: ‘The squad is fine as it is’.

Given there are over 30 players available to Pioli, exits would probably be needed first like Tiemoue Bakayoko, Yacine Adli or Marko Lazetic, the latter two obviously being six-month loan deals.

Olivier Giroud is visibly tired and Divock Origi’s contribution has not arrived yet, just as a higher quality right winger would be needed compared to Alexis Saelemaekers and Junior Messias, plus a deputy to Mike Maignan who has more presence than Tatarusanu, even if he was actually worthy of a passing grade last night.

The club are thinking about all of the above, knowing all of the facts, and maybe a new name will come up in the next few days. The problem is that we are just 13 days from the end of the window, so things must move quickly.

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  1. Well, if they already decided last year to risk with this squad, they need to keep pushing. In summer many players must be sold, to bring 3 or 4 quality players.

  2. 31 players and always the same 13-14 players rotate. Who decides on transfers and what the team need. Disaster. And if the coach says the squad is ok and is satisfied without results he should be sacked. No depth, no quality replacements for the players that left in the last few seasons. No Inra to lead the average players beyond their capabilities. There are few that are not average players. Injury problems for years. I said previously last year’s was inter title to lose. If things don’t change Milan will be back on the same level as with the Chinese. The problems with some positions are not manage properly that Crete’s new problems and then decision not to iinvest I’m winter.

  3. Maldini we aren’t Arsenal.. We are Milan remember that…. Please don’t let us down.. We suffer a lot.. no game plan.. let used this information Am sick of Pioli information.. Maldini need to wake up and act fast.. We are Milan.. try and this information 4 3 3 keeper Devis Vásquez defender F. Tomori S. Kjær T. Hernández D. Calabria I. Midfield Bennacer S. Tonali
    T. Pobega attack right winger A. Rebić left winger R. Leão C. De Ketelaere

  4. “Tatarusanu, even if he was actually worthy of a passing grade last night.”. I must have been watching a different match last night. I keep seeing this written and while he did not make any clear blunders costing goals, he constantly gave the ball away which is almost as damaging. Based on my observations, the body language of the defenders suggest they don’t have the same confidence in him which may explain the poor performances as of late. To me, Maignan’s injury has been the biggest catalyst to the team’s poor form. Strong leadership has been lacking this season without Maignan, Ibra and Florenzi and that seems to be the biggest difference to me.

  5. When we ( the fans, amators) saw major issues since the start of season managment saw it too. The difference is they hide behind their mistakes and we call their mistakes. Fast forward to the present, for them to say that the team is fine no need for reinforcement is simply offensive to the fans. Hope, situation changes for the better.

  6. And there were those on this chat that screamed not to be sold to an Arab owner with deep pockets because we didn’t want “dirty oil money” and didn’t want to become a PSG or Man City LOLOLOLO. How is Newcastle doing right about now??? Would have been nice to have that kind of $$ lol. Yabut who needs money right? 🤪 Football is all about $$ like it or not. Thus far Redbird has chosen to be cautious with any spending – so M&M have to go for younger players with little to no experience. Well this is what happens. I’m sure if M&M had a budget worth of a Serie A champion with ambitions to go far in CL – we would have signed the players he originally wanted and probably would have kept Kessie. But lack of $ means lack of proper investments. So here we are. We are a Worse team than last season without Kessie and Roma and an older Giroud and no support from the young kids (not surprising). Huge gamble by Redbird that so far looks to have backfired. The beauty is there is still time to remedy the situation IF Redbird would just buy or loan a few players – Aouar, Ziyech, etc…this winger market – but when you won’t spend money well….you are fooked

  7. It’s unfortunate, the management are joking with the fans heart. How could? You reap whatever you sow. You don’t spend big, you reap small. Fans are crying for a change and nothing is being done. It’s a shame, when we’re to be on top rather struggling. Please management stop the idea getting free transfer and invest in quality players so that we can move forward. Forza Milan.

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