MILAN WERE unimpressive in the 2013/2014 season and yet some players stood out. So who was the best?
The season has come to a conclusion and Milan finished the season in the 8th place, failing to get a European place despite beating Sassuolo on the final day. Milan started the season very badly but did a lot better in the second half of it.
There will be some changes in the summer, probably also in the coach position, but now it’s time to reflect on the passing season and pick the best Rossoneri player of the 2013/2014 season. So who was the best Milan player in this year?
Last season we had 8 options to choose from and Stephan El Shaarawy emerged as the winner but this time there weren’t as many stand-out players. Adil Rami, who Milan are looking to purchase from Valencia on a permanent basis, arrived in January but he made a good impact in the few months that he spent there and he was a consistent performer in defense.
Nigel De Jong scored just two goals this season, one of them being in the derby against Inter, but the goals are only extra to his great work in midfield. With 91.4 per cent of his passes completed this season (via WhoScored.com), the Dutchman was easily one of the best at Milan. Adel Taarabt is another January signing that was important in the Diavolo’s second half of the season resurgence. With 4 goals in 14 appearances, Taarabt gave Milan something extra in attack in the 13/14 term.
Ricardo Kaka returned to Milan in the summer after four years at Real Madrid and he had a positive season, scoring nine goals and making 5 assists. Kaka was also captain when Riccardo Montolivo was unavailable. Mario Balotelli finished the season as the top scorer with 14 Serie A and 4 Champions League goals and despite the ups and downs, he was vital.
Was the best player Rami? Or maybe De Jong? Or Taarabt? Or maybe Kaka or Balotelli? Or maybe was it someone else completely like Andrea Poli, Riccardo Montolivo, Christian Abbiati or even Coach Clarence Seedorf? Vote and comment.