Milan proved on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico that they are not in a full-blown crisis and instead are capable of beating any challenger.
As Tuttosport writes (via MilanNews), after showing the worst side of themselves in the last two weeks, three ingredients helped the team rediscover themselves: running, trust and anger. Stefano Pioli’s side retransformed themselves, returning to be the tough and winning team admired for over half the season.
Against Roma there was an obvious emphasis placed on high pressing, with immediate pressure placed upon the Giallorossi back line, assisted by a speed of running that had been lost who knows where. The team showed a recovery from an athletic aspect, but there was also an element of trust involved.
An insecure team, in fact, would never have played with such vehemence after having conceded the equaliser and would not have resisted the final pressure from the home side to hold on to the result.
There was a good dose of anger too; a determination that allows you to get to the ball before your opponent, to commit targeted but not bad fouls, to overwhelm your rivals. This is the real Milan, hard-working and balanced, good at both attacking and foiling. Now, it must be maintained.