Gattuso reportedly considering to switch the formation to 4-4-2 against Samp with Higuaín-Cutrone up front

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Patrick Cutrone during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Patrick Cutrone during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Suso and Jack could play as the two wide midfielders as Gattuso is apparently thinking of changing the formation.

Gattuso admitted ‘I must find the best solution’ after he saw his Milan side outplayed and outclassed by Real Betis last night at Stadio San Siro.

The Rossoneri looked incredibly poor over the past two games and according to Sky Italia, Gattuso is considering the possibility of changing the formation from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 on Sunday against Sampdoria.

The two strikers would obviously be Higuaín and Cutrone, while the midfielders would be Suso, Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura. Sky notes that Hakan Çalhanoğlu is still not 100% after the collision with Mauro Icardi during the derby and therefore Jack is likely to play.

il Corriere della Sera reported a change to 4-4-2 is possible in today’s edition of the newspaper as well. The game against Samp kicks off at 18:00 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

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Milan10
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Lemme repeat what ive been saying for years: any milanista knows milan play better with 2 st. No ifs no buts. Im glad that rino’s practically a milan10ian now but its far too late now to turn this thing around with him in charge. Goddammit If it wasnt for rino’s “limitation”, andre the giant wouldve stayed in preseason. Next time u or any future milan coach should just read and agree with everything milan10 said. Reasons can wait.

hachim
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hey, i don’t know what happened to my last comment but it doesn’t seemed to have been posted, so if it shows up later then i appologise for repeating myself. Whilst watching the game yesterday which i didn’t even finish off due to how depressing it was, i wanted gattuso out asap, however after sleeping on it i think it would be a real mistake to get rid of him now. we always seem to get rid of managers mid season and it hasn’t paid of for years now. So stick to him till the end of the season. if… Read more »

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Gosh! Your WEAK mentality makes me sick! So what happens? We win against Sampdoria and perhaps Genoa then what?

“Oh! We are reaching fourth place no doubt!.”

“Gattuso is the right fit for Milan…ooohhh…” Sick!

So, it must take multiple defeats, chants from “inexperience fans” and pressure from management for this dense dolt to know that 4-4-2 is the way to go? Is that the type of manager you feel a club like Milan deserves?

Mediocrity at the highest peak!

His fate is inevitable, and he is facing the sack come this weekend!

Haha!

The Cunt
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The Cunt

Like I said….
Lemme repeat myself….

I don’t see any difference here

First thing we learned in Italy, first do the walk before you walk!!

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

AC MILAN ITALIA TETAP DI HATI BUNG

Vick
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Vick

Jebret

Mubae
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Mubae

either of the two formations. Snatching the 3points is all that matters. #forzaMilan #BehindRINO

Kourosh
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Kourosh

I’m afraid it’s a little too late to start tinkering with the formation, even if he knows how to train his team for any other formation.

It seems like Gattuso is just one more bad game from the sack, which will happen regardless of the formation.

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Oops! There it is…lol!

dejan10
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dejan10

“Gattuso is apparently thinking of changing the formation…” The gears are starting to grinta, I mean grind, but I think we already hit that moment in the cartoon when the coyote realizes he’s standing on thin air.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Yes please. Hope it will be succesful we cant afford to waste anymore time or precious points. If we’ll beat Samp and Genoa we’ll fifth which isn’t bad considering the “horrible” start we’ve had.

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

“If we’ll beat Samp and Genoa we’ll fifth which isn’t bad considering the “horrible” start we’ve had.”

Then what happens after that? Lose and draw our next five games, and we will be stuck in midtable quagmire, fighting for EL place again?

I think not. Everyone knows – except the “Kumbayas” of course – that the “Grinta” is ALL bark and no substance. He will be gone by this weekend sonny!

Haha!

Ink
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Ink

Let’s make a deal.
If he does not leave by this weekend, you leave this blog. Agreed? Or don’t have the guts?

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Lol! So says the comical, social-working, pen- sorry – ‘ink’ pushing, “kumbaya” loving joke of a fan!

It’s on sonny!

Haha!

shevire
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shevire

Comment: So long Gattuso see you back in seria b ….we are fed up already

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Presto!

You are on a roll…haha!

Keong keong
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Keong keong

Again playing suso and bona wide. Silly and surely a failure move.
Go for 4312 or 4321 or 4411. Milan must keep a clean sheet. Put suso or bona to partner higuain. Cutrone is spare striker.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

How exactly? Bona excelled when he played there during Miha’s time here, and Suso has looked good in that position too.
I’d prefer a 4-3-1-2 tbh, but you’re wrong in your statement.

hachim
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i rather play 4-4-2 than most of the formations you suggested. I do not see anything wrong with suso and bonna on the wings. If anything they are 2 of our best players who can actually cross the ball and chip in with goals.
secondly higuain is struggling on his own, he will do better with a support striker along side him.

ACMFTW
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ACMFTW

Two poor performances is an understatement. You know what is worse than playing badly ? Playing with fear at home regardless of the opponent. I criticized Rino only once on this blog and it was actually following the team’s best run of form this season. Pointing out that although we have been scoring goals and creating chances but the glaring issues with our team still managed to surface. Let’s break them down as quick as possible: 1. Compactness: 4-3-3 is one of the most demanding formations for a team as a whole. The lines need to be very close to… Read more »

Calm down
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Calm down

You are wow! have just said everything that’s inside of my head but cannot put it well into written. I mostly post my comments first before reading other’s but I would’ve just copy paste your comment .You are very welcome and thankyou too

Pato
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Pato

All I hope for is for this formation to work. My concern is who will be the spare striker? It’s a mistake to let Silva go. I don’t like the way our legends are being humiliated with all these substandard players. From Seedorf to PIpo and now GG. Really am sad.

milan4lyf
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milan4lyf

I would go with 4 1 3 2

Biglia is not fit

We should Go with
Abate caldara Roma RR
Kessie
Suso castillejo bona
Higu cutro

milan4lyf
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milan4lyf

Also gattuso needs to analyse opponents history to set a proper defensive strategy by countering their strength. I don’t think gattuso does it.

Claudio Giovanni
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Claudio Giovanni

Gattuso, if you like change the information, ur name, surname and all the players to Ronaldo and Messi….with that mentality and tactical inbalance of yours…it still won’t change anything…I may not know the date but sooner than later I know you will be sacked and I can’t wait…

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Haha!

Kaching! Definitely a winner here!

Sheva
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Sheva

Now we are talking
Here we have:
Abate-Caldara-Romagnioli-RR
Suso-Kessie-Biglia-Jack
——–Higuain-Cutro——
This is a dangerous one just to look at. How did we figured this out on this blog months ago and he is figuring it out just now is beyond me.
Biglia is only player that doesn’t really fit in here. Mauri would even be better, but hey better one player out of position than five.

The Cunt
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The Cunt

Abate? Seriously?!

Sheva
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Sheva

Lesser of two evils mate. Both him and Calabria are in poor form, difference is Abate has right amount of experience to snap out of it, as he did couple of times so far in his career.

Ink
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Ink

@sheva Agree with most of what you said. However, ”How did we figured this out on this blog months ago and he is figuring it out just now is beyond me.” I have some comments about it. It is very easy for us in this blog to throw around ideas (play Hakan in regista role! Switch to 2-3-6! Sell him! Buy him! Change the tactic! etc etc). Why? Because we don’t have any consequences for it. But a coach has real life implications whenever he makes a change. Even me, you have noticed my opinions, I too don’t have any… Read more »

Sheva
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Sheva

Well if you read my comments you would know that I always have some reserves about my ideas. But saying that 433 is awful formation for Milan is not trowing an idea, it’s stating the fact. Fact was that change with two strikers is a must and I claim that this is not genius move at all. My friend watched derby with me and he is not Milan nor Inter fan. He said that Milan looks like one of the worst teams when in possession in all major leagues especially given the quality of players that play for him. And… Read more »

Ink
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Ink

Lol I don’t deny I am an occasional I told you so guy.
But if you remember, I only did I told you so when we bought players who did not perform well and left.

Sheva
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Sheva

Which I have no problem with. Hence, I told you that 4-4-2 is better option for us, months ago 😉

Enzo
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Enzo

We need pace on d wings..Laxalt and Castillejo

Hindo rogers
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Hindo rogers

Even a change in formation won’t help the team because the formation is not the problem, the problem is we are too afraid to make mistake every player is afraid to control the ball they are always in rush to pass faulty pass the team needs to press their opponent up front instead of tracking back to defend use man marking the team is also very slow they so not have the ability to counter attack the only time I see one is the solo drive frank kessie took to score a goal the other game.

ROZZ LOCO
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ROZZ LOCO

Hey @milanista121 did we win against betis?

Milanista121
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Milanista121

are you feeling good about yourself that you “predicted” our loss?
good for you, I still stand by my comment – gtfo.

ROZZ LOCO
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ROZZ LOCO

I didn’t predict anything only God can predict stuff, i was just stating the obvious.

Raven
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Raven

The team I’ve been asking since miha was sacked. Like that this team will thrive. Forza Milan

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Forza Raven!

I also have a good feeling about the formation, it’s the right way for us. or a 4-3-1-2, bottom line is that we should play with two strikers!

John
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John

442 will not work with Gattuso. The tactics involved is bigger than him. The only solution is just sack him. The potential in this squad is far better than what we are seeing. Get a good exerperienced coach and watch us climb effortlessly into champs league

Calm down
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Calm down

The only good things in this changes is that we will be trying something different and that knowing Higuain will hardly be benched, we will be able to fit in the inform Cutrone and in his natural position instead of out wide. Formations play very little role in how good or bad a team performs. It rather make more difference to the player, either being more effective in his natural position or less so out of position. If you can play every player where they can best give their most then the rest will be left with the teams approach.… Read more »

Calm down
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Calm down

I have always liked talking about formations & tactics Regarding our 433, after the fact that Bona a dribbler and Calhanoglu a passer should be swapping positions leaving both characteristics in their closest favorable positions, I think Gattuso has been playing the formation differently. We should have the wingers a bit closer to the goal were spend wouldn’t matter as much ,because the wingers will mostly only need to shoot from close range or make a through pass. Leaving the fullbacks taking more control of the width running up &down and crossing. You don’t aften see Liverpool Barca etc wingers… Read more »

Vick
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Vick

For better or worse…

iloveanthony20
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iloveanthony20

Hmmmm what can I say ,this season has been very disastrous for us. With gattuso we have a long way to go. Hakan is a CAM not a winger Jack is a Lw not a midfielder Biglia has ups and down in form today out of form tomorrow. And the idea of back passing has cost us alot , the players play accordingly to his instructions. Only a wise tactician can save this situation because this is out of Gattusos league . I was reading a Sun newspaper in London that says Ivan Ganzidis will sack Rino once he takes… Read more »

nick
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nick

As long as Borini doesn’t play in this 442 and Gattuso doesn’t change back to a 433 after 1 game I’m fine with it. Regardless, I think if our results don’t improve by January it’s rap for Gattuso. I like him as a player for his determination but as a coach he still has a long way to go tactically. His game planning, and reading of the game is not sharp. Our approach at inter was ridiculous and the can be said for the Betis game. Win or lose this weekend I still don’t think he is the man. We… Read more »

Pato
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Pato

@Rogers. I have said it as well. The players are afraid. They do not have confidence in themselves. Milan Jersey and responsibility is too big for these guys to shoulder. That’s why I said we should look for free agent in Rabiot, Ramsey, Slatan ibrahimovich etc. We need at least in our first eleven. We need players who have played at big stages and with big team. There is no coach that can survive with these current Milan Players. The expectations in Milan is too high but yet we currently do not have the players that can deliver this

Jibola
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Jibola

Bravo for at least changing something but somebody needs to remind Gatuso that no matter what formation he uses, he should NEVER let Baka, Borini and Zapata in his teAm again because those 3 are not useful.

Mika
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Mika

Latest rumor: Leonardo will take charge of Milan till the end of the season.

MilanFan
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MilanFan

Rumour from a terrible source.

Di Marzio is meanwhile saying that Milan are defending Gattuso both publicly and off the record and have had no contacts whatsoever with other coaches.

Mika
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Mika

Wenger, Jardim, Donadoni or Leo himself… In less than a month. I bet you and Di Marzio

nick
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nick

I read that as well but don’t believe the hype. Anyway, Milan really needs to stop putting faith in former players who have prove nothing great in their coaching career. So, a big no to Donadoni. This is what’s damaging Milan at the moment. People can say what they want about Arsene Wenger but he is the best available choice for our young team. He did wonders at Monaco with Trezeguet and Henry. And he did great at Arsenal by making them champions during his time. These guys were all young players at Arsenal and he made them into world… Read more »

El hadj
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El hadj

The only way out is to take Hakan off the flank and bring him to the center behind High a in

Hwyley
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Hwyley

The problem with milan defence is romagnoli.his position and timing is too bad.this forces his partner to cover him up and leaves space at his main role. Please everyone should try and watch romagnoli carefully starting from samdoria match.after that u all will conclude that he should be benched

WhereIsTheSpirit
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WhereIsTheSpirit

Well, finally…after being humiliated at home. Ok then, with the current squad that Milan have, signor Gattuso needs to rotate 3 players : Pipita-Suso-Cutrone. Not a good idea to force Samu upfront as he often get caught offside and he needs more time to know serie A well. I think that Samu does have capability to play as a RW/RM, like he did in La Liga. Futhermore, i do hate conceding a goal from aerial duels. I think our weakest link is Musa. He is really good in ball control, tackling, passing etc but non in aerial duel. Hence, i… Read more »

Milan4Life
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Milan4Life

It won’t be diamond 442 formation, but classic one with Suso as inverted winger on right side.

Pele80
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Pele80

Good morning Gatusso.