MN: Pioli delighted with returns as he cannot mask injury crisis much longer

By Isak Möller -

Earlier today, it was reported that the likes of Theo Hernandez, Franck Kessie and Pietro Pellegri will be available for the game against Torino on Tuesday. A big boost for AC Milan and above all Stefano Pioli. 

As highlighted by MilanNews, considering the list of absences, any team would struggle as Milan have done. Mike Maignan, Hernandez, Kessie, Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebic, without forgetting Junior Messias, Alessandro Florenzi and Pellegri. In short, it wasn’t ideal last night.

It’s a question of substitutions that just aren’t there, severely lacking quality compared to the usual starters. And with such a tight schedule, rotation becomes a necessity and Pioli has somehow managed to work around it, but he cannot mask the crisis for much longer.

The aforementioned returns, therefore, have really come in handy for Pioli. Last season, Milan lost their gist due to several injuries and the risk of that happening against is evident. Fortunately, the team is stronger now and has thus managed to grind out the results, but it isn’t feasible in the long run.

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  1. We really need a good viable alternative to Brahim. Two slow older center forwards playing together (as much as I love Ibra and Giroud), is clearly not the answer, the other 8 outfielders have to run twice as much to cover the distance Ibra and Giroud won’t cover.

  2. Pioli has been great this season but still needs more growth. When injuries happen you sometimes have to change formations to suit your needs and he is not capable of this yet and almost cost us a loss or draw to 9 man bologna…

  3. Get strikers who are young and in form. I really don’t understand why the management will settle for 2 strikers with an average age of 75 years.

    You better buy Belloti or Vlahovic perhaps Isak is a better option.

    If u have to break the bank, then do it

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