MN: Milan’s revolutionised midfield and the missing ingredient who is on the way

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan’s midfield is looking totally different to last season and has the potential to be one of the best in the division, with one key player who is yet to be thrown into the mix.

As has been explained by Milan News, the area of the squad that underwent the most change in the summer transfer window was the midfield and it now looks very different to last season.

Whilst form has not been great in recent weeks, the midfield has certainly been the strongest section of the team with players like Yunus Musah, Tijjani Reijnders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Yacine Adli all playing important roles.

There are two things that could make the midfield an even stronger part of the squad: If Reijnders were to start scoring goals, and the return of Ismael Bennacer to the fray.

He would add extra energy and tackling to the starting eleven, although it is not clear who he would oust when he returns.

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  1. The statement “the midfield has certainly been the strongest section of the team” is ridiculous. Defense>Attack>Midfield. The midfield has definitely been the destabilizing factor of the team. No creativity to support the attack, little ability to control play, and no solidity to protect the defense.

  2. Yes I do think we have a very good midfield on paper ,,but it has not clicked yet and lacks creativity when it comes to providing or scoring goals ..That said I think it has the potential,,especially when Loftus cheek is in the affray .( but sadly injured yet again) ..

  3. They spent 60 millions on new midfield and made it weaker. And now after midfield starts to show its weaknesses, it’s because we are missing Bennacer? A bunch of baloney. There’s no creativity and no shield in this midfield. They wasted the money on bunch of runners in quality region of Bertolacci, Poli and Muntari. Expect for RLC but he’s out after playing two matches in a row.

    1. I agree with your sentiment but Muntari was a treble winner with Inter, and Poli and Bertolacci were hugely talented players who we ruined.

      Again, these completely arbitrary ratings of ‘quality’ is what is driving all of these pointless transfers which are actually the main cause of the drop in quality.

  4. If they didn’t know how to fix the squad this summer with 10 new signings I’d really hate to see Moncada or any of the Milan directors try and work through that fox, chicken and grain riddle….

  5. Revolutionized midfield? Lol where?? 😂😂😂 We bought replacements for Tonali. That’s not a revolution, we simply replaced him with two players with different attributes who toeghter display similar elements he had as one player. Revolutionize would be signing a trip of ditch talent akin to Gullit, Van Basten and Rijkard. Or like Chelsea, having Essien and Makalele. That’s revolutionizing your midfield. We got promise and hope lol. And right now injuries 😂

  6. I would wait until the season ends to give evaluation to the midfielders. Because this is their first time/year to gel, but so far RLC, Reijnders and Musah is quite the promising trio. Can’t wait until Bennacer is back. And it is save to say that Pioli should give Adli more chances to play so that he will gel up with the others quicker. Also Pobega is quite disappointing every time he plays at the moment, I hope he could upgrade his performances tho’.

  7. I think the problem is not in the players. These midfielders are great players and they would shine elsewhere. The problem is in Milan slow build up. Pioli trained the team to slowly build the attack to the extend that when these players have to move quickly inside the box, they fail to score because they lost the skills.
    This method is killing Milan’s scoring force.

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