There is no question that AC Milan’s fortunes have transformed significantly over the past 12 months, but certain metrics show just how stark a contract it is.
The most striking metric is perhaps how the team were fighting simply to stay in the top half in the early stages of the 2020 calendar year as they tried to pick up the pieces after the failed Marco Giampaolo experiment, whereas now they are fighting for top spot.
When looking at the Serie A table after 26 rounds in 2019-20 versus the current season, the comparisons are striking. Last season, the team had 36 points on the board at this stage, while they are currently on 56.
Those points were made up of 10 wins in the opening 26 games last season versus 17 wins this time around, with 6 draws vs. 5 draws, and 10 defeats in 2019-20 as opposed to just four this season.
The team has scored 22 more goals this season (50 vs. 28) and have conceded less in the process (30 vs. 34). In other words, the improvement is there to see in every department.
This is why I just don’t understand why some fans appear to be complaining about the coach.We are where we are supposed to be.Yes,being behind any other team in the table sucks but we are there in the top 3. However,we must invest in this suad to avoid being like Lazio…who have suffered due to playing UCL football with a small squad….we have to keep Tomori,Brahim and Dalot….Tonali is improving physically,Meite is a good back up for Kessie and he is cheap…..extend the loan of Dalot and Diaz….buy them later….release Mandzukic and Donnarumma(if he wants to go)…..recall Pobega,Colombo and Brescianini from their loans. That kind of squad can balance the league and UCL without a drop-off in performance.