CorSport: Pioli tries two new formations in training ahead of Inter clash

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is thinking of a change in tactical approach given that his side are now six games without a win and with Inter next to come in the derby.

As reported by this morning’s edition of Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan are trying to find their identity again, one that enabled them to win the Scudetto last May. If Milan fail to win the derby on Sunday they will equal the seven-game winless run in 2013 under Massimiliano Allegri, so the pressure is on.

In addition to a clear psychological problem, Milan have also clearly shown their limits on a tactical level as the 4-2-3-1 no longer seems to be working. In the second part of last season Milan often lined up with a midfielder like Kessie or Krunic behind the striker to offer some balance.

Bennacer and Tonali has often been in trouble this season which has affected their ability to shield the defence, which has contributed to a record of 18 goals conceded in seven games this calendar year so far.

That is why there is the possibility of a 4-3-3 on the horizon starting with the derby, when Bennacer will be injured so it seems like Tonali and Krunic will get the nod. However, Pioli also tried a 3-5-2, the same formation used by Inter.

There are still two days of training left to assimilate and prepare for what promises to be a real tactical battle, with more indications to follow.

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