MN: Milan feel Ibra’s absence again – the solutions under consideration and a market need

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli will once again be required to come up with solutions as he will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the next few games.

As MilanNews report, Ibrahimovic’s injury opens two topics of debate, the first regarding the tactical changes that must be made to counter the absence of a leader on the field, and the second is to address the fact that Milan do not have a natural deputy to the Swede.

It seems as though the Rossoneri will be without Ibra for the next two or three weeks, while Pioli will have several options to choose from to replace him. It must be assumed that Ante Rebic will play the centre-forward, leaving questions then about the trio behind him.

With Saelemaekers also out for the time being with an ankle sprain, the first choice trident is Castillejo, Calhanoglu and one between Hauge and Brahim Diaz. The second could include the insertion of Krunic wide on the left to give more balance, and when Leao returns he can slot in at either left wing or as the striker. A battle on the right between Castillejo and Brahim should not be ruled out either.

On several occasions Maldini and Massara, at the end of the transfer market, said they were satisfied with the composition of the squad.

Despite this, it seems as though a position that has been neglected is the back-up striker position, with Rebic and Leao natural wingers and Colombo just 18.

MilanNews report how the need for action is again evident and that there is a month and a half to go before the opening of the market, when Milan must sign a striker to work alongside Ibra.

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