MN: Milan need Magic Mike to thwart the daunting threat of Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia

By Oliver Fisher -

Some might consider the upcoming games between AC Milan and Napoli to be a mismatch on paper given the 23-point gap in the standings and the contrasting form of both teams.

Milan will play three games across two weeks against one of the most in-form sides in Europe, and they will need pretty much everything to go their way in order to get three positive results, but Mike Maignan can certainly be their extra weapon.

MilanNews writes how Maignan showed his quality with theFrench national team, saving a penalty against Memphis Depay to preserve a clean sheet against the Netherlands but then going one better with a full-stretch stop against Ireland in Dublin to deny Collins a last-minute equaliser.

Such interventions will also be needed to try to stem the attacks of Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia. Maignan’s leadership will also be very useful for the Rossoneri’s defence, which is expected to return to a four-man set up and has needed help this season.

Mistakes will have to be cut down to a minimum, especially without Pierre Kalulu there and with one less centre-back in the system, but having confidence in the goalkeeper behind them will certainly help as will the constant directives from the eagle, and of course his incredible shot-stopping.

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