PERTAINING TO football that involves a mass of decision procedures, some decisions could prove prosperous, while others could fail as a result, and mark lasting, but unpleasant memories, giving their disastrous effects.
It is no secret, AC Milan, once the giant and fear factor of the beautiful game, has been for many years trailing behind in struggle to find their niche in the world’s most popular sport. They have been dominated by the good, the bad, and the worse teams, and are currently as hopeless as ever, having been of recent, thrashed by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final rounds, the score board showed 4-1, a result that ensued the Rossoneri’s elimination from the prestigious competition in an ignoble fashion, and following 4-2, a heavy defeat to Parma, some few days later. The latest 1-1 draw versus Lazio that put an end to Milan’s fourth serial losses, remains their fifth games in a row without a victory. Milan, though not absolutely as incompetent as the dead, has become a laughing stock.
The past couple of years have seen the rueful conditions of the Rossoneri exacerbate, considering many of their mistaken dealings. Milan that is famous for its expertise in acquiring players who are deemed surplus to requirement, as they come on the cheap, or gratis, but players who are rejected from their respective, and formal employers, for lack of luster. However, they find a new home at The San Siro, while expected by their new boss, to shine, but, many a time, have the bunch of rejects failed to meet expectations, and unsurprisingly so.
Bringing to mind some of Milan’s worst dealings in the recent past, that have seen them been reduced to almost nothing, namely the appointment of Allegri as the head coach-much need not be covered on the matter, but the inept coach from Cagliari who failed to deliver, discharged for his erroneous governance that reaped disaster, and left his former side in a detrimental position. However, there remains a thorn in the flesh of the Rossoneri, though detected, yet, must be resolved contiguously, for impropriety to do so, will most definitely see Milan out of the frying pan into the fire.
The establishment of Balotelli, and Montolivo as the head and backbone of Milan, is the disease that plagues the Rossoneri. The arrival of the duo was indeed foreboding, apart from their being fellow rejects, but as was true their unimpressive records, that would not classify them as world-class, and though giving their grand talents, however, it is evident that talent alone amounts to nothing, without discipline to work hard, a virtue beyond the Italian Nationals. More impotent than dynamic, is their often miserable performances on the pitch. Now, there remains no doubt as to their lack of intestinal fortitude, resulting mediocrity, and becoming a liability to the Rosoneri.
Balotelli that has been relied upon to be the hero, especially in the prestigious games, has most often in them all, appeared the nobody, with almost a goalless account.
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If Milan are to achieve the stability, and success they vigorously desire, then an immediate act of courage to dispense Montolivo, and Balotelli could pave the way for greater things that might come. However, a potential opportunity to execute the agenda, must be handled most auspiciously, for in Milan’s possession lies the gems in Cristante and Petagna, the Midfielder and striker, who apart from their immense talents, are able to supplant their senior duo, and prove a better deal.
Cristante, who had seem just five minutes of game time, this season, but upon his full debut on home soil, against opposition side, Atalanta, he struck a sublime goal, a thunderbolt to the bottom corner of the net, a strike that mercilessly beat the goal keeper.
Petagna, known for his great composure on the ball, with an eye for goal, the big, and young Italian, having been called upon on too few occasions, has shown great promises nonetheless.
The two youngsters, between them, have bagged only six league games, an amount too little, to encourage their great prospects, as they ought to be provided more game time, and made the priority as the future of the Club. Cristante, and Petagna could indeed consolidate unshakeable bedrock upon which is born a new era of a greater Milan.