Tuttosport: Lack of depth in a key area for Milan threatens to be critically exposed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s lack of midfield depth could be exposed in the crucial run of upcoming games, a report from Tuttosport has highlighted.

The paper notes (via MilanNews) that Stefano Pioli may wish to make changes to his starting XI for the upcoming games against Parma, Sassuolo and Bologna, as his side have fought incredibly hard to earn 10 points out of 12 against Roma, Lazio, Juventus and Napoli.

The fatigue of a small group is threatening to show its head though as the performance in Naples looked tired. The team are playing practically every three days meaning it is hard to be sharp all the time, but the squad is reduced by the absence of some injured players such as Musacchio, Duarte and Castillejo.

In defence, behind Kjaer and Romagnoli at the moment there is only Gabbia who may be given an opportunity in the coming games. Calabria may also be used instead of Conti.

But the real problem is in midfield. One of the secrets of the Rossoneri’s rebirth is the choice to line up in a double pivot with Bennacer and Kessié, but there are no players on the team who can guarantee the same performance.

Lucas Biglia is ageing and does not have nearly the same intensity, while Rade Krunic has had injury problems and again cannot do the same job. A lack of depth in a key area threatens to be critically exposed.

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