GdS: Pioli considering a big change to the starting XI for Supercoppa vs. Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli could make a key change to the starting line-up for Wednesday’s Supercoppa Italiana clash against city rivals Inter, a report claims.

In view of Wednesday’s game, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) report that Stefano Pioli will welcome Sandro Tonali back into the midfield after he was suspended against Lecce for accumulating too many yellow cards, but that is not the only change in mind.

Pioli has a doubt in the centre of defence where Simon Kjaer could in fact take the place of Pierre Kalulu, thus partnering Fikayo Tomori. The Frenchman struggled during the 2-2 draw with Lecce at the weekend, so could be given some rest.

There is no doubting that Milan’s defensive record this season has seen a big drop off from the Scudetto winning campaign, so injecting some leadership from the Dane is what Pioli hopes will lead to greater organisation from the back four.

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10 Comments

    1. If kjær is fit he should always play as our defense looks far better with him and our stats proves it so yeah he should deffently start,

    1. Propably a match with too much pressure to give him his debut but i certainly would consider giving him it in the next one unless tatarusano pulls something extraordinary out of his sleeve on wednesday. I would propably have given him his debut in the second half of lecce game though if i had to make the pick.

    2. Yes, agree! Milan need a pitch leader which is lost nowadays, Kjaer is the proper person. Too much young guys sometimes make a team lacked, lets not forget experience players.
      GK should try Mirante or Vasquez.

  1. Worried about vasquez after watching a video of his saves. He looks like a good shot stopper but didnt really see him collect the ball in his hands. Teams will just have a man chase the loose ball in the box afterwards. Get karius in from Newcastle. A free transfer and offer him til the summer to prove himself. Same sort of contract he had at Newcastle. If we dont keep him then we have maignan back and time to find a proper 2nd. Buffon for a year? Haha. Kalulu can be on the left or right in replacement for hernandez and calabria like dest. Hernandez must be knackered as hes been very poor after the world cup. Dest is playing well. Calabria needs to have competition and some rest at times. Kjaer is someone we need. Great ball playing and solid. I didnt see anything great from diaz in lecce. Giroud was ok. Cdk is about to start scoring. He can hold the ball up well and should be girouds alternative. Origi can be leaos replacement. Give adli a few starts instead of diaz or start pobega as a no 10. Looks dangerous and hungry for goals at the moment. Pobega reminds me of ambrosini. I never liked the player when he first played for milan and we watched him grow. Pobega is milan for sure. Saelemaekers has been good this season and messias has been a little unlucky hitting the woodwork the last games. Oh and calabrias defensive work in that first half in lecce was awful. Was way too far up the field and exposed us. Well there’s my waffle haha. Oh after watching leao at the end of lecce. I think he might leave. It looked like he was considering things :/ sadly teams now know how pioli is gonna play. Too easy to read.

  2. Pioli fault is not rotating players, we might get less points but young would gain experience. There is fallacy in philosophy thinking, we invest only in young player, but then put them on bench using only first squad when injury prone players are injured. Either you do what you say, or stop saying anything.

  3. It still baffles me why Adli haven’t been tried.
    I called for Dybala on a free transfer, no brainer if you asked me… now, I think he’s proving his substance with Roma.

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