AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is thinking of changing formation again, according to a report, and it could benefit Davide Calabria.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) this morning, a sliding doors moment has presented itself to captain Calabria in light of a couple of different factors. The right-back had a difficult start to 2023 as the team were a horror-show defensively and then he picked up an injury.
The switch to a three-man defence meant that he could not slot straight back in upon his return, but the paper claims that a couple of things will work in Calabria’s favour in terms of getting a starting spot back.
The first is that Pioli is expected to return to a four-man defence for Sunday evening’s match against Napoli, and the second is that Pierre Kalulu has unfortunately suffered an injury on international duty making him the obvious choice at right-back.
After a difficult season so far, it is time for Calabria to show his value to the squad with Fikayo Tomori and either Malick Thiaw or Simon Kjaer next to him.
It’ll be good to see him back. He gives the team an identity. And he’s been one of our best performance for the past few years. I still remember that game he played in midfield against Juve!