AC Milan will be without their star Rafael Leao for today’s clash against Napoli, which is obviously a blow. However, the Rossoneri have performed in difficulty before and that’s exactly how their success journey began.
Over the last two years, in spite of struggling with many injuries, Milan have always managed to get through the tough periods. And in many of the cases, the Rossoneri have come out of them even more prepared for the future.
To give an example, when Alessio Romagnoli, Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer all were injured last season, Pierre Kalulu and Matteo Gabbia stepped up at the back. It made Milan better for the future and there have been many situations like that one over the last two years.
In the last few weeks, it’s possible that Milan have become a bit ‘comfortable’ with regards to letting Leao work his magic on the left. Of course, when a player is in such good form, that is what you have to do. For tonight’s clash, however, the Rossoneri must return to their ‘true colours’.
That is, as explained by the example above, finding different solutions in difficulty and coming out of that situation with even more confidence. It’s exactly what a win against Napoli tonight would do. If you have counted them out already, then you clearly haven’t watched Pioli’s men over the last two years.