Cristian Brocchi will try out something different in the Coppa Italia final after the 4-3-1-2 once again proved to be the wrong formation for Milan.
Sinisa Mihajlovic switched from 4-3-1-2 to 4-3-3 after losing to Napoli in October and his replacement, Cristian Brocchi, looks set to make the same decision after the bad defeat to Roma last Saturday.
According to Milannews.it and Sky Italia, the former Primavera boss – who said in an interview this week that he doesn’t think his future depends on the Coppa Italia outcome (there are reports that he will stay even with a ‘dignified defeat’ – will use 4-3-3 with Juraj Kucka, Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Poli (favoured over Jose Mauri) in the midfield three.
Giacomo Bonaventura is set to return to the starting XI as he’s fully recovered and play alongside Carlos Bacca and Keisuke Honda who will return to playing on the wing. M’Baye Niang will be in the squad but is not fit enough to play from the get-go but will offer an important alternative.
The partner of Alessio Romagnoli is also to be determined (Alex, Mexes or Zapata) while Calabria and De Sciglio will most play on the wings if both Abate and Antonelli are unavailable.