AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini spoke about the decision to change to a three-man defence and confirmed he met with owner Gerry Cardinale today. Maldini was also asked for an update on the renewal of Rafael Leao, but he did not give much away: “The will is still the same. This Milan are slightly down compared to the one that won the Scudetto last year,” he said. Beyond the formation, we must be aggressive, we must not distort our nature.”Finally, Maldini confirmed that he met with owner Gerry Cardinale today to discuss the project moving forward, one that he has faith in. We want to keep the game open and then play for the tie in the second leg.”Today you met Cardinale: “I won’t tell you what we said, we hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
There were quite a few changes in the Milan XI with the front four consisting of Origi, Rebic, Brahim Diaz, and Messias. Origi managed to get his first Milan goal but Monza pulled one back just five minutes after that. Leao, however, put the final nail in the coffin with a late goal and it was a really good with for the Rossoneri. The depth does the jobDespite the fact that the depth wasn’t enough to handle Chelsea, it’s more than enough for Serie A. Yesterday, more or less all the players that were given the chance to start played a good game.5 months ago SempreMilan
Zvonimir Boban has made some interesting comments about AC Milan’s chances of winning against Dinamo Zagreb and also regarding their future under RedBird Capital. Interviewed on Radio Anch’Io Sport, Boban spoke about his current job between politics and sport among other topics, with his comments relayed by SempreMilan.it. These years will have to pass by working hard and well and trying to build the stadiums, which is an essential problem.”Milan take on Dinamo Zagreb in your native Croatia…“Obviously Milan can win against Dinamo Zagreb. “Milan have already set up many things, there are still some reinforcing roles but it will also depend on the club’s ambitions. They play extraordinary football, they play very balanced.5 months ago SempreMilan
AC Milan will host Monza for the first time ever in Serie A looking to make it four Serie A wins in a row and put the pressure on the teams around them. You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats…➤ Monza will be the 11th side from Lombardia to face Milan in Serie A; only against Inter in 1929 have the Rossoneri lost their very first meeting against one of these sides (W6 D3). ➤ Milan and Monza faced each other in Serie B; the Rossoneri won each of their four such meetings, under Massimo Giacomini in 1980/81 and under Ilario Castagner in 1982/83. ➤ Sandro Tonali’s goal against Hellas Verona was Milan’s second following a direct attack in Serie A this season; only Sassuolo and Lecce have more in 2022/23 (three each). The Rossoneri havemade the most direct attacks overall in the competition so far (31).5 months ago SempreMilan
Monza head coach Raffaele Palladino branded AC Milan as being the most complete side in Italy as he reacted to his side’s defeat at San Siro. It was 3-0 when Divock Origi scored his first Milan goal with a rocket of a strike into the top corner from the edge of the box. After the defeat against Milan, Palladino spoke at his pre-match press conference at Milanello with his comments relayed by MilanNews and translated below. I am not sorry for the choices made, but happy with the boys.”Will this match make Monza grow like the one with Juve? Milan are the most complete team in Italy, they put anyone in difficulty.5 months ago SempreMilan
AC Milan got back to winning ways this evening as they beat Torino by one goal to nil at San Siro. Stefano Pioli was understandably relieved as he spoke to the media afterwards, but he knows that the road is still long. After seven games without a win, the Rossoneri bounced back and claimed all three points against Torino this evening. Speaking to DAZN, as cited by MilanNews, Pioli shared his thoughts on the win and was asked about the role of Rafael Leao, with his comments relayed by MilanNews. “The goal removed a mental block too, we played better than at the start of the game.1 month ago SempreMilan
AC Milan will be looking to make it four wins in a row in Serie A on Saturday evening when they host Monza at San Siro. The opponentsThe two men in charge of Monza are very familiar to Milan fans in former president and owner Silvio Berlusconi and ex-CEO Adriano Galliani. ➤ Milan and Monza faced each other in Serie B; the Rossoneri won each of their four such meetings, under Massimo Giacomini in 1980/81 and under Ilario Castagner in 1982/83. However, don’t be surprised when Monza are very hard to break down and the deadlock might be frustrating to break. AC Milan 2-0 Monza5 months ago SempreMilan
AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has defended Charles De Ketelaere and praised Divock Origi after tonight’s win against Monza at San Siro. Pioli spoke in the conference room at San Siro after the victory to give his thoughts on the performance of his side and the win, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews. Are you more satisfied with the victory or more worried about the physical problems of your players? Brahim is doing well because he has quality and he is proud, so does Charles and he will too. Dinamo Zagreb cover more preventives, attack with fewer players but when they do it they do it well.5 months ago SempreMilan