AC Milan’s final friendly of the winter did not go to plan in terms of the result or the performance as they lost 3-0 against PSV Eindhoven.
Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) recall that Milan lost the game 3-0 without much of a fight as Stefano Pioli’s team, admittedly having many absences, did convince from virtually all points of view.
Even though the season resumes on January 4 against Salernitana, Pioli still wanted to try some experiments to understand the reliability of certain players in view of Wednesday.
The first was Antonio Mirante in goal in place of Ciprian Tatarusanu, but the performance of the 39-year-old did not give the desired results and therefore a big question mark on the role of deputy goalkeeper remains.
Sergino Dest was tried at left-back with Theo Hernandez only back in training yesterday, and while it is the opposite side to his natural one it was a nightmare for the American as Noni Madueke ran riot and scored two goals by cutting onto his left foot.
Finally, there was Yacine Adli who played on the left in the usual role of Rafael Leao – who came off the bench – with the Frenchman providing a performance with a few isolated flashes and nothing more concrete.