MN: Pioli wants Milan to be chameleonic as he has two main systems in mind

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is hoping to increase the tactical fluidity that his team have and the mercato has been centred around that, a report claims.

MilanNews recalls how since his arrival at Milan, Pioli has used a 4-3-3 system, a 4-4-2, a 4-2-3-1 and then even evolving into a 4-1-4-1 during some matches towards the end of last season, which shows he is always willing to adapt to get the most out of his squad.

After the arrivals of Charles De Ketelaere and Yacine Adli this summer, there may be new and interesting tactical alterations that will lead Milan to be even less predictable. For example, the versatility of the duo (the Belgian can play as a No.10 or on the right, while the Frenchman can play as a playmaker or a box-to-box player) could allow a switch between the 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3.

Divock Origi will also be key in the fluidity given he is no strange to playing out on the wing, but he must first return from fitness. Essentially, the aim was to recruit players capable of exchanging roles, duties and positions to make life difficult for the opposition.

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  1. Personally I’d rather see a 4312 with Adli in the 3 man mid with freedom to roam forward, CDK at AM and Leao and Giroud up top with Leao given freedom to go out wide like he already does.

  2. I’d like to see 3 in the back with Kjaer on the left, Tomori centrally and Kalulu on the right.
    3-4-2-1 or 3-4-3.
    This way Theo can be further up the pitch on the left of Tonali/Isma in the middle and Florenzi/Calabria on the right. Leao LW, CDK at RW and Origi up top.

  3. When one says “this player does not have a best position”, that is more of a compliment than a criticism. He has no best position but he is a good and adaptable player overall. The BAD thing about having a best position is he will have to do the same thing over and over again for 9 months, think of Leao as an example. Predictable.

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