The 0-0 result in Turin, with AC Milan down to ten men, certainly showed that the Rossoneri can withstand the constant pressure of tough opponents such as Juventus, if they are well-placed.
As MilanNews.it’s Matteo Calcagni highlights, Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli were definitely the standouts, capable of neutralizing the Bianconeri with ease most of the time. Nothing spectacular, but necessary interventions to keep the clean sheet.
The Rossoneri have some issues and gaps, especially in the midfield, but it’s different with the defence and above all the central part of it. Kjaer has developed a good partnership with Romagnoli, just like Mateo Musacchio when Gennaro Gattuso was in charge.
Yesterday, Milan closed the gaps well, allowing the defenders to play on equal terms despite the red card. A detail that is often ignored when evaluating performances with ten men, often forced to deal with trouble in the open field without adequate coverage.
So, in the future, will it really be necessary to spend big on a centre-back? An opportunity like Tanguy Kouassi on a free transfer should be seized, but spending big on a new player would make much less sense.
Kjaer and Romagnoli can certainly work together next season as well, provided that the midfield is finally strengthened and that a new right-back is brought in, as both Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti have struggled to guarantee consistency over time.
A question of priorities, therefore, in order to favour the areas of the field that are in more desperate need of help.