So many goals conceded from direct errors from both sides. Two week international break could be to blame as both sets of defenders looked so lethargic. Let’s start with the Rossonerri keeper Tatarusanu. How could a keeper leave the ball for a defender to clear in a crowded box after he mishandles the cross, and then blames his defender? Take charge of the situation. Vlahovic , fresh from leading Serbia to the world cup, was in brilliant form. His speed troubling the static Milan back 3. The Theo Hernandez error isn’t the first time the Frenchman has done that this season. He tends to want to play out from dangerous positions instead of clearing the ball.
Zlatan isn’t the quickest striker anymore but my goodness give him a sniff he will punish you. He has the ability to know the parts of the goal the keepers can’t get to. La Viola are a counter attacking side with Callejon the for Real Madrid player providing the link between mid and attack. They didn’t cover themselves in glory defensively like Milan though. Take the third Milan goal, the defender for Fiorentina only had to let the ball go out of play as Zlatan had headed wide anyway. Milan definitely missed Tomori in defense, Kjaer the Danish international had an average game for the former unbeaten side. How about playing Giroud and Zlatan together from the start in a 4-4-2. Although it is alien to Pioli it gets you defensive stability. Whilst the objective is always to outscore the opposition, sometimes a little pragmatism is needed especially with a team reliant on an aging striker. Napoli could go clear on top of Serie A with a win against defending champions Inter on Sunday.