Sacchi warns Milan must be wary of ‘success syndrome’ for next season

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan are aiming to defend the Scudetto and work is currently being done on the mercato to reinforce the team. Of course, it will take a lot more than signings to defend the title, as Arrigo Sacchi highlights. 

Stefano Pioli and his men surprised everyone this past season as they managed to clinch the Scudetto despite many injuries throughout the campaign. Now, however, people are aware of what they can achieve and the ‘underdog’ stamp has somewhat disappeared.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, as cited by MilanNews, former Milan manager Arrigo Sacchi was asked what the biggest pitfall is for the Rossoneri this upcoming season. He named Milan themselves, highlighting success syndrome.

“The most dangerous enemy for Milan is… Milan. After such a beautiful and sensational season, the success syndrome is always around the corner. Look what happened to Italy after the Euros. With such a young squad, enthusiasm is easy but also depression. The manager will have to be good at maintaining that team spirit that was the first propellant,” he stated.

It remains to be seen if Pioli and his men will be able to replicate the fantastic 2021/22 season. It’s clear, however, that signings will be needed as the league rivals have already done a lot on that front (with Milan lagging behind).

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