AC Milan are in a rut at the moment having won only one of the four games they have played so far in 2023, and a response must arrive starting tomorrow against Inter.
Antonio Vitiello writes in his column for MilanNews that little can be expected from the transfer market as Paolo Maldini has declared that no business will be done in January and his words appear to be correct.
Therefore, Vitiello writes that there are ‘three ways to try to restart the Milan machine’. The first move is to recover the injured players, being having a full treatment room impacts the rotations Stefano Pioli can make and reduces the level of intensity the healthy players can consistently provide. Origi, Kjaer, Rebic and Messias are back, now we wait for Krunic, Florenzi, Ibrahimovic and Maignan.
The second way is to improve the mental attitude and the choices that are being made on the pitch. There is a need for more ruthlessness in front of goal and also to make the right choices in the defensive phase. Individual errors are too frequent, as seen in the Roma and Lecce games, but also the matches before the World Cup such as against Cremonese, Torino and others.
The third point concerns the tactical aspect, and in particular the idea that the Rossoneri seem to be struggling to find the balance that made them so effective last season. The team are struggling defensively, and it must be noted that in the Scudetto winning campaign Milan found greater solidity when a midfielder was inserted in the role of attacking midfielder, giving more substance to the midfield and certainly making the team more compact.