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View Poll Results: Who should be the new Milan captain
Alessio Romagnoli 17 89.47%
Giacomo Bonaventura 1 5.26%
Cristian Zapata 0 0%
Gonzalo Higuain 1 5.26%
Lucas Biglia 0 0%
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Old 01-11-2018, 20:03   #481
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I was gonna just post about Higuain. If we were to do more incisive playmaking from the center, it would have to go through Higuain. (Or one day, Paqueta).

And that’s also why Gattuso has him dropping deep constantly, to pick out defense splitting passes to Cutrone or to the one rushing into the box. This hasn’t actually worked out yet. If (when) this starts working out, we have a whole new offensive tool.. even a set of tools rather.

I haven’t been particularly excited about Milan’s tactical potential since Ancelotti left. Even Allegri was far more a squad manager than a tactical coach. But with what Gattuso is building, we seem to have genuine tactical promise. If all other things stay positive (squad bond, management sensibility, injuries), we are on course for a special Milan team.

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Old 27-08-2019, 15:45   #482
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Old 28-08-2019, 14:21   #483
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Old 11-10-2019, 21:45   #484
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I think our main weaknesses defensively is preventing opponents attacks from the sides and our midfield is not dynamic and efficient enough to endure a full match with 100% tactical discipline.

Offensively, our weakness is attacking through the middle (direct attack).

Based on that I would opt for the following formation:


We would need to beefen up the midfield with ball retrievers and rely on the individuality of Paqueta and Leao for quick counters. We would also need the two full backs to offer a lot of support and crosses into the target man Piatek. I prefer that Kessie and Nacer would provide cover to the attacking full backs and balance.
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Old 22-10-2019, 10:17   #485
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Old 27-10-2019, 21:17   #486
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Old 05-01-2020, 13:41   #487
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the struggle of our play is motivation and fitness but it can also be seen tactically. We push too many players forward and leave our defense stripped down. This would be somewhat worthy gamble if we could capitalize in attack but from our wingers movements it backfires.
Our wingers play deep and dont load the box, leaving our striker the only threat in the final third. While the fullbacks can get to crossing positions he’s forced to aim to the striker that is double/triple marked in the center. The opponents defenders are only left to deal with the striker as no other player challenges the final third. Attacking; this leads to wild efforts from outside the box and crosses to no one in the middle. Defensively; this leads to gaps in the flanks as the fullbacks are far up the field and the wingers are not in charge of chasing mark. The wingers are given practically anonymous freedom upfield to offer holdup play, act like part of the midfield body while not having to do the defending of the midfield players. The gray areas end up being the unused space and gap in our play.
With actual attacking wingers that challenge defenders and seek the space inside the box we would al*viate pressure from the striker. Have variation and occupy the opponents defenders while giving the fullbacks and midfielders options to square it to in the middle. A complete attacking winger should have both crossing and ability to go into the box to offer a variety in play. Basically he should be a threat like an attacker is supposed to be. Pace is obviously needed as well. I feel this are the universal characteristics of a winger, which none of our wingers posses.
I honestly think we can play this all attacking style that clearly leaves gaps in defense if we have two actual wingers that can charge towards the goal with pace and also widen our play in the final third.

The problem is not the striker and it hasn’t been for a few seasons, the problem is that we ask for the striker to rule the whole attacking third on his own against 4 defenders which is simply unrealistic for most players apart of a dozen legends.
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