MN: Rebic on pole, Giroud waits and Ibra tempts – Pioli has headache ahead of Milan-Lazio

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has somehow been left with a selection headache despite having three strikers in his squad.

Due to injuries and unforeseen circumstances, MilanNews writes that Pioli still has some issues to resolve ahead of the match against Lazio on Sunday at 18:00 at San Siro, namely who will play the centre-forward role.

The most likely hypothesis at the moment is that Ante Rebic starts as the striker. The Croatian was not called up by his national team as ‘punishment’ for his criticism of the coach after Euro 2020, so he trained continuously with the team and therefore has the physical condition to start the game.

Of course, Rebic is not a natural striker and it is clear that with the presence of one of Ibrahimovic or Giroud, Pioli’s system would benefit.

If the Frenchman were to test negative before the game then he will start, otherwise he will be forced to watch his teammates from home. The Swede, on the other hand, has just fully recovered from a knee operation and hasn’t played a match since 10 May, so starting him could be a risk.

Rebic is the main candidate for a ‘false 9’ role in Milan-Lazio, but the actual No.9s could yet find a spot.

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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Olivier Giroud Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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