Tuttosport: Giroud and Ibrahimovic can co-exist as Pioli experiment proves successful

By Isak Möller -

Olivier Giroud is starting to become a protagonist for AC Milan and the season hasn’t even started yet. Stefano Pioli tested a new formation last night and it seems the Frenchman will be able to co-exist with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

As highlighted by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), after the lack of goals against Valencia and Real Madrid, Pioli switched to a 4-4-2 formation. Ante Rebic played alongside Olivier Giroud and it was a gamble that provided excellent results.

Once Ibrahimovic is back, the manager could decide to start him and Giroud up front, which would certainly cause some issues for the opponents. The Swede often drops down and this should make the switch from 4-2-3-1 to 4-4-2 more seamless.

In short, it shouldn’t be a problem for the strikers to play together, as was proved by the experiment that Pioli carried out last night. Sure, Ante Rebic moves more than Ibrahimovic, but the first signs were indeed promising.

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Tags AC Milan Olivier Giroud Stefano Pioli Zlatan Ibrahimovic

1 Comment

  1. Milan had a very bad opponent last night and they played badly against Panathanikos. If there was any other club Milan would have lost..20 minutes Milan looked ridiculous on the field they couldn’t play three passes and in the attack they collided and were too close to each other, does not work 4-4-2. Against Samdoria with this team, Milan will lose the match for sure. Giroud can play against Panathinaikos Modena Pescara Alexandria Treviso … these are the teams where Giroud can play. Ibrahimovic is a god and he is the only one who is the real leader in Milan and he should be the team captain and not Calabria who doesn’t know how to run yet and can’t stop any opposing player, Rebic doesn’t know how to play football anymore, I haven’t seen him manage to receive the ball properly and to play someone forward, Rebic is out of the game

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