GdS: Safety, speed and experience – Milan to rely on the France factor in Scudetto sprint

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are looking to continue their fight for the Scudetto on Monday night when they face Bologna, and Stefano Pioli will rely on his three Frenchmen.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) begins by talking about Mike Maignan, who is having a great season and conceded zero goals throughout the month of March. His contribution so far is there for all to see and that is why Maignan has the highest average rating among goalkeepers of top four clubs (including Napoli, Inter and Juventus).

Theo Hernandez and his accelerations on the left wing are also vital to the way that Pioli plays and in creating chances. Nobody among players to start a certain number of games reached a top speed as high as Theo, who hit 35.67km/h.

Then, the clinical nature of Olivier Giroud will be fundamental. He scored twice for France over the international break and already has big goals this season such as the match-winning derby brace and the winner against Napoli. His experience in big moments could be the difference.

Tags AC Milan Mike Maignan Olivier Giroud theo hernandez
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