Fan article by Ayodaygee.
My life as an Engineer has made me believe that design is key. This means that you can get away if you have a great design but poor parts. But you cannot get away with a poor design using the best parts possible. If you don’t put too much emphasis on having a good design, then disaster is not far away. And this is what Milan is heading towards!
Logically, Fassobelli are the Milan’s auto-engineering team. They purchase new parts and designs for the automobile that is Milan. Montella is the driver. He decides how Milan will be driven. A Porsche needs to be driven by a fearless and brave driver for its limits to be seen. Why drive a Sports ride like a City car? This is what Montella is doing with this great automobile.
First and foremost, Fassobelli is the best thing to happen to Milan in recent years. It is clear that both men have Milan’s interest at heart. It is clear that they recognized that the previous management made many erratic decisions. It is clear that to get Milan to the top, we would need a better Engine. What they remain unclear on is if we needed another driver.
I don’t believe in norms. I don’t believe in patterns. I believe in making pragmatic reasonable decisions. To make me a believer, you have to give me facts. When I assess my team’s performance, I don’t look out for the score line. What bothers me is how did we play? What chances did we create? How well did we press? Football is an extremely competitive sport. The best team never always wins, neither the team with the more chances. Sometimes, luck decides winners and losers in top fixtures. But what’s luck, when you have a squad that cannot string 20 passes together.
A squad that keeps you wondering if somehow, they fielded one man short or someone had been awarded a red card during a brief distraction. Why can we not press? Why can’t we keep the opponent at bay? Why can’t we sustain intensity? Yes, we are bound to concede or lose some matches on the way to the top. But really, not like this!
Forget the history books, destabilize a team as often as possible by changing the Coach until you know you have gotten it right. If you find out that a Coach is not offering you the style of play you wish, get rid of him. For all the abuse Benitez has received in his managerial career, he still remains a very good Coach. A Coach with his own style. Benitez with Newcastle United right now, has the least qualified players to conjure up anything in the Premiership. Well, guess what, Newcastle United are 7th on the log. When they play they always put up a performance. They either lose or win, but the fight is there. A fight existent because the Coach is good.
Zidane has fielded many youngsters in his two-season campaign. He has fielded more youngsters than the legendary Del Bosque. More youngsters are still to be drafted in. Yes, they are experiencing a deep in form. But who is bothered, they put up a great performance week-in-week-out. Ancelotti, Guardiola and Mourinho are all symbols of Coaches that imbibe a pattern on their teams. Check out Man City last season and now, what’s changed? Certainly not the pattern. I could keep on going on how a great side should play. But we are all Football watchers, we all know deeply what I mean.
A good automobile must be driven to the limits of its capacity. I have never met Montella as a person. I am not a judge of his personality but I am a judge of his performances on the pitch. Milan is too soft, we are too slow. We lack intensity, we lack a style. Forget 3-5-2, 3-4-3 and 4-3-3, those matter less when a team’s performance is analyzed. Not to be puzzled, Guardiola once said what matters is not the formation but how his team is patterned when they are with the ball and when they lose it. This means that a team takes up a lot of different shapes during a match. How do we play in matches? Obviously very static.
Fassobelli, now that you have gotten us a very good engine, just one more thing… please. Ignore the rules, take away sentiments, make a new shortlist, and run through it. Surely, Montella will not make it on that list. He has won nothing. He was good with Fiorentina and disappointing with Sampdoria. Nothing special. He is just one that drives a city car like a sports car. But now that we have a F1 engine, he cannot take us to our limits.
When done analyzing, please sign off this mercato on the best note ever…. get us a F1 driver as a Coach!