AC Milan lost further ground in the title race last night as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce away from home, though they did battle back from two goals down.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) report this morning that the Milan that won Scudetto and had fun doing so is no longer present, and now the Supercoppa against Inter on Wednesday becomes even bigger. With a victory it would be one more trophy and morale to start again, in case of defeat the season would likely end with zero titles.
In the first 25 minutes of the game against Lecce, the Rossoneri never saw the ball. Pioli’s team were second to pretty much everything and the home side seemed to want it more, continuing the alarming signs from the December friendlies when Milan were mostly outworked and outfought.
Paolo Maldini said that nothing will be done on the transfer market this month, but question marks have arisen regarding the summer. Divock Origi was signs and he came on for the final half hour after being unavailable for a month, while Charles De Ketelaere remained on the bench for ninety minutes.
Therefore, it appears obvious that a new centre-forward would serve the team in a big way as Divock Origi and Ante Rebic don’t give guarantees on a physical level, while Olivier Giroud cannot play every game.