Tuttosport: Chance for youngsters to impress amid Milan’s defensive injury woes

By Euan Burns -

There is a chance for young players to burst into the first team at AC Milan with the recent injury issues for Pierre Kalulu and others, a report suggests.

As has been reported by  Tuttosport (via Pianeta Milan), the fact that Kalulu is expected to be out for around four months and the other injury suffered by Marco Pellegrino in the Bapoli game means that the Rossoneri are lacking central defenders.

It leaves just Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw and Simon Kjaer, with the latter often struggling for fitness in the past couple of seasons.

For that reason, a pathway into the first team may have been forcibly opened up for the likes of Jan-Carlo Simic and Davide Bartesaghi.

Bartesaghi has had one involvement with the first team in Serie A this season, whilst Simic featured and impressed in pre-season. Bartesaghi played at left-back but he can also work as a left-footed central defender.

Pioli could be left with no choice but to give the youngsters minutes.


Tags AC Milan Davide Bartesaghi Jan-Carlo Simic


  1. Unfortunately, this was the only way that these guys would ever get a chance with Pioli in charge. Thiaw would never have played if not for injuries last year. The same for Adli. If this coach was proactive, he would find strategic games for young players to get minutes so that when an injury does happen to a starter, it isn’t the first time that they play. They would be more ready to step in.

    1. Yes, you make a good point. Also, on rotating the squad, should be done on a weekly basis, not, as in the past, we rest 8 first team players all at once.

    2. Is it Pioli or the directors who gave him a first team squad bigger than Man City?

      Surely the thing holding all of our Primavera players back is the tendency to sign 10 new players every season?

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