Serafini: Milan must start again after ‘bleak’ recent record against Inter

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan will take on Inter in the Derby della Madonnina after the international break. After four losses in the last four games against the Nerazzurri, the Rossoneri will be looking to start again, as Luca Serafini highlights. 

The two teams faced each other a whopping five times last season: twice in the league, once in the Supercoppa Italiana final and twice in the Champions League. Milan won the first of these clashes but then lost the other four.

In his latest editorial for MilanNews, Luca Serafini talked about the derby and stated that Stefano Pioli’s men will have to start again after the ‘bleak’ recent record. Indeed, it’s an opportunity to bounce back properly.

“The countdown to the derby has begun. The key phrase for Milan must be ‘now that’s enough’. The record in the last four games is bleak: four defeats, zero goals scored. It’s time to leave this behind and start again.

“Inter have been as surprising as the Rossoneri at the start of this season: many changes compared to last season, yet an already well-defined physiognomy and self-esteem that get the engine going.

“The other big surprise is statistical: I really didn’t know that this will be the first time derby when both teams are at the top of the standings since 1962 when, however, Fiorentina were also on par with them,” he writes.

Milan and Inter are both in first place with nine points after three games. Inter are yet to concede a goal and thus have a better goal difference, but both found the back of the net eight times. In short, the game will be a very exciting one.

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  1. We have been absolutely DREADFUL against them last season, and rightfully so – their roster was hands down superior to ours. I am hoping we have made enough quality signings this summer to actually pose a challenge to them for a change.

    Inter’s team is still very deep with quality up & down the pitch. Their midfield is stacked, but Defense can be taken advantage of.

    I’m guessing Pioli will still want to bomb down the wings with our dynamic midfield pushing up to support. I don’t know if inter have the muscle to stop RLC for example – they can always double team him, but they can’t be double teaming everyone, as that will open spaces to exploit. This is especially critical down the wings…

    I am worried about getting caught out on counters, as Inter hit fast on the break and we push so many players forward. Also has to be said that Inzaghi has outmaneuvered Pioli many times tactically. SO I hope Stefano actually has a plan and did his homework.

    Can Milan take the lead against Inter and gold on to it? Can Milan battle back from conceding first? A lot of questions to be answered. Either way, this will hopefully be a Derby for the ages. I am predicting a high scoring game. 3-2 or even a 4-3, hopefully in our favor.


    1. Defence taken advantage of? Thats a bit of a disrespect If Im honestly, Bastoni (especially him he’s class man) De Vrij and Pavard is a really rock solid defence, not worse then our defence imo. Their wingbacks with Dumfries and Dimarco also contribute a lot, Theo is great but we need a new rightback imo and not a Calabria hater but in UCL his weakness will be exposed. Midfield is better then ours altough I really like Reijnders and RLC at this moment. Lautaro we know will probably show up again so hopefully Thiaw can keep him silent

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