ALEXANDRE PATO and Kevin-Prince Boateng are expected to be part of the starting XI against Genoa.
Milan have had an absolute nightmare of a season so far with only seven points collected in 8 Serie A games, putting Allegri’s team in 15th place as just goal differential keeps them above the relegation zone.
The Rossoneri take on Genoa this evening after yet another defeat, in the Champions League to the surprising Malaga, and Allegri is preparing some more changes, although the 3-man defense will stay.
According to the words of Allegri and today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport , Alexandre Pato is set to make his debut start this season; in fact – he’ll be his first start for the red & black side in eight months as he was suffering from various injuries last season as he only featured in 11 games in the Italian league.
Along with Pato, Kevin-Prince Boateng will also return to the starting XI. Boateng has been the most disappointing player of the season, as he looks lazy and with no desire to play football. He was sent to the stands in the match against Malaga due to poor form, and Allegri hopes to get a strong reaction from him in the match tonight. Gazzetta expects Boateng to play right behind Alex Pato and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Allegri confirmed yesterday that he will continue to use three centre backs. Allegri still hasn’t lost to Genoa in his Milan days (three wins and one draw) and he believes a win is nothing less than essential tonight.