MN: Pioli inclined to rely upon midfield trio and evolve formation from now until season end

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli hopes that the midfield department will be one of the certainties for his side between now and the end of the season.

MilanNews writes how Ismael Bennacer was one of the best players on the field in the win over Napoli and also the Coppa Italia draw before that, while Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie have also shown themselves to be in great physical condition, which all came together in the 1-0 win over Luciano Spalletti’s side on Sunday.

Playing in midfield with Tonali flanked by Kessie and Bennacer as the mezzalas, Milan’s usual 4-2-3-1 looked a lot like a 4-1-4-1 or a 4-3-3, with Brahim Diaz the man to make way in order to keep Fabian Ruiz, Lobotka and Zielinski quiet.

The alternatives to the Kessie-Bennacer-Tonali trio are what brings about some question marks as they are essentially Rade Krunic and Tiemoué Bakayoko, the latter of whom hasn’t played a minute for eight games.

The feeling is that Pioli will continue to field the team without an attacking midfielder, hoping to have found the right tactical variant for the crucial period between now and the end of the season.

Tags AC Milan


  1. I hope Baka stay. He is the only physicality DM we have when Kessie leaves. He is not a starter but a valuable rotation player. But if we get Camara, he may leave.

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