MN: Reflections imminent if Milan finish 5th – 2021, Pioli, the January window and summer plans

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will be forced to make to difficult decisions if they do end up missing out on a top four spot, according to a report.

Yesterday the Rossoneri had the chance to secure a return to the Champions League after seven years away and all they had to do was beat an already safe Cagliari with nothing to play for, but in the end they drew 0-0 after an overall unjustifiable performance.

MilanNews writes how – knowing the results of their direct rivals – the Rossoneri should have smelled the blood and bitten their prey, but instead it was another poor home display in which two super saves by Donnarumma ended up earning a point.

Everything that Milan could be in the next 1-2 years passes through qualifying for the Champions League and going there means having a certain type of planning, and not reaching the CL means a collapse which has never happened to those who have been top after 19 games.

If qualification does not arrive, profound reflections on the team’s 2021, on the January market, on the resources made available by the owners and on their use, on the technical choices of the coach and on the real value of the squad would be necessary.

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  1. It is what I have been saying all the time since December. Milan were playing a dangerous game by not signing quality. Really bad purchase for a team that was number one, just missing a defender, an RW and a striker. Maldini failed to pick up quality and Pioli could have demanded better players. Tomori has done ok, but the other 2 were a gamble. They led milan down to their level and to a place outside the champions league spots. This was Maldini’s fault the players can’t say no to Milan. I do not understand how they could not have bought Thauvin when there was room for him as the quality on the right side was really poor.
    Now as a fan I’m really disappointed this could be the worst season I have ever seen, if we don’t get a champions league spot.

    1. Tomori just “ok”? Sorry my friend but respectfully disagree. He has been fantastic and can’t ask for more. But yes I agree with you regarding the other signings or lack thereof… RW, mid and striker all needed. Gamble with Mandzukic failed. Naive to think we could rely on Ibra staying healthy all season. But Leao, Rebic and Mandzuckic should have done more in this absense. RW needed but nobody bought. Castelejo is trash. Thauvin would have been great but looks like he wanted easy path and settled for Mexican league instead. But other options were available and we didn’t do anything. Pioli also to blame w his poor decisions and failure to adjust to in-game tactics. Let’s pray for a win Sunday or all this hard work for not…

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