CorSera: Rebic poised and ready as Giroud’s condition must be evaluated

By Oliver Fisher -

There is a chance that Stefano Pioli will be without Olivier Giroud from the start for the game against Udinese this Saturday, a report claims.

According to a report from Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews), the condition of Giroud will be assessed day by day at Milanello because the Frenchman is struggling with muscle fatigue that did not allow him to play even a single minute of the final summer friendly against Vicenza.

The paper explains that if the 35-year-old does not manage to recover in time for the visit of the Friulians on Saturday, the starting centre-forward will be Ante Rebic in a 4-2-3-1 system.

Any kind of physical problem for Giroud somewhat exposes where Milan currently are with regards to their striker situation at Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be back until early next year, Divock Origi is still recovering from a muscle issue and Marko Lazetic is not yet seen as being ready.

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Olivier Giroud


  1. That’s more pressure upfront but will lack the killer instinct and the golden touch of Giroud ,it will still end in a massive win for Milan

  2. Rebic has had a fantastic preseason and seems in good scoring form. I expect him to score a goal; and we know that his pressing will be relentless and very physical/bruising to the Udinese players. He will certainly knock a few of them down! Looking forward to match 1 — FORZA MILAN!!!!

  3. I have faith in all our players and when one is not available the others should step up.. I trust Rebic he is also deadly infront of goal I hope he scores a goal.. we need to win this game with a clean shit.. Forza Milan

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