Given AC Milan’s poor performances against Liverpool Udinese in the past week, head coach Stefano Pioli has decided on a different strategy ahead of the game against Napoli.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) writes how Milan need to recover energy, quality and clarity in view of the big match against Luciano Spalletti’s side on Sunday night because the team are simply not playing at the same levels as earlier in the season due to a combination of injuries and the subsequent fatigue that comes from a lack of depth and a hectic schedule.
Milan look slow while ball possession and they are making errors leading to goals too, which is why Pioli has devised a very clear strategy in view of the game against Napoli. The whole team needs to recover mental and physical energy so he has granted two days of rest to his players.
It is a choice of course made available by the lack of a midweek game as the boss understood that most likely the players needed a short break to find the right mentality and tranquility. Consequently, Milan will return to training on Wednesday morning to begin preparing.