Ordine criticises Pioli for injury struggles: “He must have the courage”

By Isak Möller -

Franco Ordine has criticised Stefano Pioli for how he has handled the injury crisis at AC Milan. Despite most of them being muscular, the manager hasn’t taken enough responsibility, refusing to properly evaluate his staff. 

Milan have had a whopping 24 injuries since the start of the season and a good majority of them have been muscular. The fans, as well as media outlets, have thus questioned Pioli and his staff members for the very serious struggles.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Sunday that Pioli is unwilling to part ways with any of his staff members. A stance that the journalist Franco Ordine believes the manager must reconsider, otherwise he will continue to lack accountability.

“The original sin is the injury struggles. As long as Milan had a normal amount of absences, they were first in the league standings. Pioli claims that it can’t just be bad luck, but he’s chief of staff and thus must take responsibility. Who should we hold to account if not?

“Pioli must have the courage to admit that in his staff, there is someone who has made a mistake and that person must be replaced,” he stated as cited by MilanNews.

In addition to the injuries, Olivier Giroud has been suspended for two games and will thus be unavailable against Fiorentina and Frosinone. The games after the international break will be very interesting indeed, as Milan are in desperate need of a positive turnaround.

Tags AC Milan Franco Ordine Stefano Pioli


    1. Kamada again? Kamada can barely get a start at Lazio. Also, the summer market was tailored to a 4-3-3 system. Also, now way Kamada manhandles PSG like RLC did. They would have eaten his lunch.

  1. He has some responsibility. The fact is we purchased players with recent injury histories to save money on transfers. The cost cutting measures have a larger portion of blame in this case. Moneyball literally is based on buying players with struggles with injuries, that are older and are surplus to requirements or so young that they are an unknown commodity on a sporting level that lack consistency.

    Management refused to strengthen the team and allow for funds to maintain our roster we already had in place at competitive levels. Forced our coached to rely on very few options. Competitive doesn’t mean spending as much as Juve or Inter or PSG or City. It means spending a bit more for players that proved their worth and built chemistry together so we could add other players that could replace them gradually in the meantime then balance the books with sales instead of loosing them for nothing. Many teams with less resources have done this and successfully.

    The transfers from this summer had to be made over 3 seasons not one window.

    Our right wing needed to be fixed since Suso, they never addressed that. Our midfield became a shell of itself to save a million or 2 per season combined for our starters that already played in our team for 4 seasons. All this contributed to what we saw. Our st3rier position was addressed by Giroud, in his mid 30s and Ibra nearing 40. Both excellent, those investments had to be supported with players who could have learned from playing with them for 3 years, not now.

    Gross mismanagement and complacency from the higher ups that looked to turn profits instead of results.Reactive decision making and gambling that cost us. We had to gamble on spending more than we would like then turn a profit with higher positions in the tables, in Europe and selling players at their peak instead of letting them walk at those times.

    1. You guys try everything possible to blame new management and new players for something that Milan have been dealing with for years. Injuries have been Milan s problems for almost ten years now. You came up with false theory that the boys injury prone players so they can save money on transfer instead of taking the real problem, you let your hatred against the new management take over your good judgement.

      Reminder: Kallu, Kjaer, Leao, Krunic, Maignan, Bennacer have been sidelined for longest time than the new players. They have not been brought by new management.
      The real problem is Pioli s squad management and the medical staff

  2. This injury is so strange. First is too many got injury. 2nd but giroud, a 37 years old is barely got injury and played much more than other player, not to mention he trackback often. 3rd why maignan who is a goalkeeper that doesnt have to do with high pressing got sometimes got injuries too.

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