Tuttosport: Pioli to keep 3-5-2 against Torino but should give a chance to Thiaw

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan squad were given the day off yesterday by Stefano Pioli but today they will return to training at Milanello ahead of the game against Torino on Friday night.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), head coach Stefano Pioli is likely to use the next three days to keep working on the 3-5-2 formation that we saw against Inter in Sunday night’s Derby della Madonnina defeat.

Immediately after that game, Pioli declared that he would use the defence again in the coming matches and that is his plan. While the formation is the same, the players in it could well end up being different.

Fikayo Tomori is unlikely to be back and instead aims to return for Spurs in the Champions League (next Tuesday at San Siro), so Pioli should give a chance to Malick Thiaw who came on in the second half against Inter performed well against Lukaku.

The German defender should take the place of Matteo Gabbia and support Kjaer and Kalulu in the three-man defence. A permanent signing from Schalke 04 in the summer, Thiaw – like almost all newcomers – has found opportunities tough to come by so far even though when he has been called upon he has always given good signs.

Tags AC Milan Malick Thiaw


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    1. Yes I do like very much the formation and team that you have mentioned…This at least should result in a much needed win ..it has to be Giroud and leao up front ..
      We are not a bad team ,but confidence needed ..
      I still believe pioli is a good manager ..

  2. Torino will not let go of this opportunity, they are just 8 points off the last European spot. And thanks to 15 points deduction of Juve that we are still able to fight for 6th position on the table.

  3. I believe win 1-0 with different formation are the boost to give some mental confident. Thiaw looks like solid rock last derby, give more chancw to cover tomori. Need some change like some rest to calabria …

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