MN: Milan an unfinished puzzle – a new striker is as necessary as a centre-back

By Oliver Fisher -

Although the scoreline reads that AC Milan beat Spezia 3-0, it was far from a walkover for the Rossoneri on Sunday evening.

It took Milan until the second half to break the deadlock and a bit of inspiration from Hakan Calhanoglu was needed off the bench, with Lorenzo Colombo having been hauled off after 45 minutes of toiling awa without any success.

As MilanNews notes, credit must go to head coach Stefano Pioli for making the correct tactical change, but the issue of centre-forward depth once again reared its ugly head.

In the pre-match interviews, Massara played hide-and-seek on Milan’s need to buy a reinforcement in defence. Antonio Rudiger or Ozan Kabak, undoubtedly, would be an added value for a department currently composed of only Kjaer and Gabbia.

Nevertheless, despite the fact Milan didn’t face three difficult fixtures to start the Serie A season (with respect), Pioli’s team had scored seven goals and conceded none.

Colombo has shown that he cannot be Ibrahimovic’s reserve and Rebic himself, although very good for the penalty he won last week against Crotone, has shown that he is bewildered by playing as the striker.

In addition to a centre-back, therefore, MilanNews believe that the management must look into signing a new striker who can be called upon with no worries should Ibrahimovic miss games.

It is difficult to imagine that there could be a last minute move that could be made in that area of ​​the pitch, so Milan risks biting their hands at the end of the season with this unfinished puzzle.

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Lorenzo Colombo Rafael Leao Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. Focus on a CB – Kabak or Tobido. Leao can play as a backup striker. He has all the tools and should be given the chance to show what he can do. He did not disappoint today.

  2. an impressive performance,keep it up boss,kudos to hekan the game changer,I love the spirit of all the team………indeed we need a deputy striker and center back…..#forzamilan#

  3. I honestly disagree. Hauge can be vice to Rebic and Leao proved to be better at striker meaning he can play that deputy role to Zlatan. If we have to choose I’d rather invest in a defender and take our time to properly invest in a new striker that can remain after Zlatan’s contract is up.

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