SempreMilan’s Player of the Month of February: Some positives despite disappointing month

By Ivan Stoev -

February was kind of a setback for Milan overall, as they lost twice in Serie A and have been unconvincing in the Europa League. That being said, there have been some players who were slightly more consistent in their performances which led the line. 

The month was meant to be a promising one as the squad finally got together with almost no injuries, but the players weren’t up to speed and didn’t perform quite how fans hoped. While this is somewhat expected as a player that has been out for a while needs time to get back on track it is still a disappointment that the team crumbled with an almost fully fit squad.

That being said the unfortunates continued as Bennacer picked up another injury just coming off his first one with Mandzukic injured as well. To top it off the last game of the month cost Milan three fresh injuries in the likes of Zlatan, Rebic and Hakan so the luck hasn’t really gotten back to the Rossoneri.

Not all is bad, as Milan managed to knock out Red Star and will face Manchester United in the next round in Europa League and the team bounced back after the Inter loss with an away win against Roma so let us see how the best performers rank.

3. Ante Rebic – Average rating: 5.88

Well, it might be a first that we start of with such a low rating but Rebic started the month on fire with two goals against Crotone and finished it with a goal against Roma and an overall wonderful performance that reminded us of his form last season.

However, the Croat also had some really disappointing games as did the whole team therefor he ranks third place.

2. Davide Calabria – Average rating: 6

In second place is Calabria with a rating of just 6, highlighting the shaky month Milan had.

Taking nothing from Calabria though as the Italian missed the disastrous game against Spezia and wasn’t part of the disappointing 2-2 draw against Red Star. For the bigger part of the Inter game Calabria also kept Perisic fairly quiet even though the game ended badly for the Rossoneri.

Against Roma the youngster stepped up as he kept Roma’s left flank quiet through the game and his work rates were key for Milan’s win with Davide winning the penalty and going forward involving him self into the second goal that won his team the game. All in all the right-back has done enough to get himself into the top three.

1. Fikayo Tomori – Average rating: 6.2

What a month it has been for Fikayo Tomori. The Englishman joined the club in January and has adapted to Serie A and Italy in style.

The youngster impressed right from the start with his aggressiveness, pace and ability to read the game making fans wonder how did Chelsea let him go. The centre-back has also disrupted Milan’s backline as he left Pioli scratching his head for a couple of weeks before the coach finally decided to drop Alessio Romagnoli, the captain, in favour of the Chelsea loanee and he wasn’t left disappointed.

A dominant performance against Roma helping his side to all three point and has surely made Maldini think about his permanent stay. Well deserved first place for Tomori.

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