Giampaolo: “There is still a long road but we played with the right attitude, I meant it when I said it would take time and I am not looking for short-cuts”

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Marco Giampaolo during Cesena-Milan at Stadio Dino Manuzzi on August 17, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Marco Giampaolo focused on the positives he saw against Cesena in the 0-0 draw and pretty much confirmed the 11 that started yesterday will also play on Matchday 1 of Serie A.

Pre-season is now officially over for Milan as they played their last game of the preparation last night against Cesena.

While the Rossoneri fans expected a walk in the part for Milan against the Serie C side, Cesena proved to be a very impressive side and the Diavolo struggled greatly against them. Goalkeeper Federico Agliardi produced some great saves to deny the boys of Marco Giampaolo, but Gigio Donnarumma also had work cut out for him during the match.

Overall, Milan did not have a good game and couldn’t pick up the win at Stadio Dino Manuzzi. It was certainly not the game Milanisti wanted to see one week before the start of the Serie A season.

Suso during Cesena-Milan at Stadio Dino Manuzzi on August 17, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

“The game was tough and demanding,” Giampaolo told MilanTV. “Our opponents made us sweat a lot. This was a good work out for us. There are a lot of things to work on, but the team played with the right attitude, that was positive. They didn’t hold back. There are still things we need to sort out and we need to settle in the most recent arrivals, they need to adapt to the team’s way of thinking.

“There is still a long road ahead of us, because one misreading of a situation can damage us. The team is currently made of delicate bonds. Our philosophy would be to always press high but when you do that, you leave 50m open behind you and if everyone isn’t in order and well-positioned, you don’t always know want to do, you end up risking a lot. Such a way of playing is ambitious but it takes time and a meticulous approach. This is what we are working on and it’s something I need to work on with the whole squad.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu during Cesena-Milan at Stadio Dino Manuzzi on August 17, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

“There are players I’ve only trained twice, and they still need to be sorted. The players who started the match are the players I can rely on the most at the moment because they have been working together and know what to do. We need time and work, and patience. We’re well-aware of it.

“Duarte? He has only trained once with me, he doesn’t know anything of what I ask of the team. The only reason I brought him on was because Musacchio was having some muscular issues. At the moment, the most reliable defensive duo is Musacchio and Romagnoli. Duarte has just arrived, he has to work and learn a lot of things. That goes for Duarte as it does for many others. Bennacer? I haven’t coached Bennacer yet, so we’re a good way off with Bennacer.”

Krzysztof Piątek during Cesena-Milan at Stadio Dino Manuzzi on August 17, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Giampaolo also had an interview with Sky Italia: “Physically it was a tough game. Clearly we can’t be very sharp right now, but w’re not very interested in being sharp in friendly matches. The game will give us indications to understand how we can improve and work better. We are particularly dependent on narrow margins that keep the balance which must be assimilated, perfected and made clear to those who have only had two or three training sessions with us.

“I had one session with Leão, none with Bennacer, two with Kessié, Paquetá three and also Duarte had three. There are players who have quality, but don’t know what’s happening in the collective thought process because they didn’t train for a month with the rest of the squad. The others must improve. When I said it’d take time, I meant it, because I knew it would be like this and I am not looking for short-cuts. If we want to play positive football in the opposition half, then we need to maintain it with a delicate balance. It’s just a matter of time and working together, as so far I’ve only done that with a handful of players who as of today give me guarantees.

“Piątek’s #9 curse? I’m not superstitious. The tests show he feels pain and fatigue a lot more than the others, so naturally he takes longer to shake off the strain of pre-season training regimes.”

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If u play with the same 11 you will have the same performance ! Let’s not forget that Cesena and Novara are serie C teams ! Against Udinese it MUST be changed the second striker, should play Leao or even Andre Silva with Piatek and Borini must be replaced by Kessie/Krunic. You can’t play with Borini and Castillejo as starters ! We have a lot of options in midfield !

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Those of you that are saying it just pre season, the team are playing well wait for season to start before criticism. Inzaghi beat Bayern 4-0 but failed, let me tell you i hope you will accept responsibility and apologise in this blog if giampaolo fails, because saying it is pre season is an excuse when conte lost in pre season he complimented his team but said; he doesn’t want loss and they won the rest of their friendlies. That is a coach with a winning mentality because it’s friendly does not mean you should have excuses. I don’t know… Read more »

nick
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nick

Milan is in transition with new players and a new coach with a new system. Preseason is just for tactical application and match fitness. It’s too early to judge the team’s performance especially with so many key players missing.

A team’s preseason form is no indication of how they will start or finish the season. You guys are overreacting.

I’m confident Giampaolo and this team will do well. Our previous coach had no tactical gameplan whatsoever and our football was boring and negative.

Pele80
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Pele80

I also have confidence in him

Michael
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Michael

Well said bro

Ashraf
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Agreed

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

A team’s preseason with two draws against two serie C teams it must be annoying and doubtful ! Considering the fact the new players weren’t involved too much in the friendlies it must be extremely annoying !

John Bernard
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John Bernard

Go and take the job mate

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

With the first train !

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Good luck coach, we are all behind you against Udinese. Get us the three points, whichever wat.

soheil balini
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soheil balini

Yep. Strangely Im with you on this one 🙂

Milan10
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Milan10

Whats so strange about milanista wanting milan to win and another milanista agreeing with that statement? Are u kidding me?

Agustinar
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Agustinar

i think you’re a funny guy

dejan10
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dejan10

Er, I’m pretty sure this is their attempt at sarcasm.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Are you kidding me Dejan? What do you really think we want Milan to loose ?? Your comment makes me think you were rooting against Milan just to prove Gatusso’s not fit to coach us. I support Giampaolo 100%. I have issues with the decisions mgmt made, but now that these are done – I have no choice but to hope for the best, and that they prove me wrong. I will try to explain this to you one last time: It’s not about Giampaolo vs Gatusso, it’s not about Galliani vs. Maldini+Boban, its about us against the rest of… Read more »

dejan10
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dejan10

Okay… excuse me for thinking you and Raven were being sarcastic when a couple of weeks ago you wrote this about the upcoming season: ” this is just to throw some water in your face so you wake up and be prepared for the disappointment.”

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Like I said, I don’t have high expectations – 4th place is going to be harder than last year – but that doesn’t mean I want us to fail.

Soheil
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Soheil

no sarcasm from me. I just hoped a great season for us

Raven
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Raven

Well said 100% agree.

Giampaolo needs to create the chances so Milan have a capocanionneri, with Piatek is a very good chance.

Ted
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Ted

At least we finally have a coach with precise plan and vision of how he wants to play his football. Now we need the players to react positively on his ideas.

Readeal
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Readeal

Ok here is my version having assessed the game and psychology of the players. In regards to the game, no doubt the movement and availability in passing has changed. However i was getting so frustrated with the anount if sideway passes i was seeing. One player i could clearly see who has such a low IQ and absolutely no confidence of is RR (Get RID – Strinic has better mentality and IQ). In regards to Suso playing through the middle – He does not have the IQ and psychologically he looks immature, lost, nil leadership etc etc. He Is a… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

A bit unfair to Montella who had a pretty offensive approach. Gattuso’s Milan also had order and good defense. I think he had such a precise plan that it was very predicate and easy for other teams to prepare.

I have to disagree with you on this one. I think you are too excited about Giampaolo. But I hope you’re right

Milan10
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Milan10

Morontella couldnt even determine his fixed starting line up. Thats how moronic he was. But ur right, even after 200m investment, his style was style offensive, to my eyes. As for rino, well, lets just say, in his own words, he wanted rabid dogs on the pitch. So much for order and good defence eh? The number doesnt lie

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Unfair for Morontela ??????? :)))))))))))))

soheil balini
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soheil balini

We had a complete team. With signing of Baka & a left winger like Everton, we were good to go. But we changed everything. So yeah these changes take time (If we consider them effective.) I don’t think we can particularly say that we improve in any three section (Defence, Midfield, attack) of our team. Our defence is pretty much the same. Our midfield lost an established DM. We signed some replacement but I guess we will play the previous season starters. & I think our attack is weaker right now. So we spend money but not on any high… Read more »

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@soheil what’s crazy is we could have got Everton, neres, saint max in the 40 mil region. We could have got chiesa for around 50 or 60 this summer. And instead of leao we could have just got kean from juve. This team still lacks speed and quickness on transition. Hopefully bennacer will be quicker in transition than what we usually have to deal with. I’m hoping for a bennaser, bonna and kessie mid. We need a true atm and guess we are stuck with piatek and leao up top.

Soheil
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Soheil

yes I’m hoping too. what’s done is done I guess.

The Big Dog
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Sure, If Bennacer turns out good Milan could benefit a lot. I would say the same about Leao although I was strictly against the move in the first place. I’d bet on him and Bennacer who are the only ones with true potential. Hernandez is out of the question cuz he is a beast worth 3 players on the pitch. The others may come good but I’m not betting on them maybe Duarte Because Musacchio is getting worse.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

We are agreeing to much lately 🙂

We were in a stage where 2-3 signings would have gotten us a decent lineup. I was hoping for Deulofeu as he could’ve parterned nicely with Suso on the other side. Him, Bakayoko (not great, but sufficient) plus maybe Hernnandez (to get pace on LB) would have gotten us CL. In total that should have cost us about what we spent on “prospects”.

But we decided on year zero again.

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Exactly if we stayed with our former tactic we would have only needed a couple of sigings a LW and 2 Midfielders and a LB but now they had to start all over again

nick
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nick

I agree with what you guys are saying because Everton Soares or Deulofeu would have given us the balance we were missing on the left for the attacking trident upfront. As good as Bakayoko was defensively I still think it was the right decision not to sign him. Bennacer is better at moving the ball forward and he is also good defensively as well. Bennacer is a better option than Bakayoko even if we didn’t change from a 433. Now since we have decided to change formation I am pretty sure Milan board knows that we will have to stick… Read more »

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@Soheil. You nailed it. This is why I actually don’t believe Milan will the CL this time because they Lost Bakayoko an establishmed DM. Unless Bennacer is that good or better in controlling the game to engage his team mates and maintain balance, I don’t see Milan in the CL. I have never been wrong 3 years years in my prediction. But I have always hoped that I was wrong. The lies in the fact that Giampaolo would be starting off with worse Starting 11 than Gattuso had during of strong league run.It took Gattuso some time to realize that… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Agree with you my friend. We have a foundation formation which has been built in the last 03 seasons (4-3-3). Now if we wanna change to 4-3-1-2, we need a huge investment to bring new people to adapt with it. Giam is a good tactician, but maybe a coach with 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 will better suit for Milan financial status at the momment.

Raven
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Raven

So, 30K season tickets are already sold?

This Gazidis guy is a genius he surely knows how to sell smoke, now I’m hoping all that smoke turns into CL.

tcl
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tcl

If Lord Borini continues to be a starter, then good luck! The road will never cease to end. I think either I am blind or do not understand football, how on earth Borini can be a Milan player? Or just may be this is our standard nowadays. Just imagine 2002-03 Milan team, Can you contemplate this Borini be in that team? I doubt!!

Lando
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Lando

The real question is how on earth borini became a professional football player in the first place not to mention he played for big clubs like roma, liverpool and ac milan.
Borini was a desperate signing by milan, which is nothing new for the last several years.
And in the end he will be the same like other deadwoods who milan will release after their contact run out

Saeed Duaale
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Saeed Duaale

we will see a different Milan when the season start I’m optimistic my dream I would like Milan to go after Bruno Fernandez he’s a real play maker who can help Piatek and Correa but Milan need Bruno Fernandez

Donadoni
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Donadoni

He’s gambling. Clearly superior players (whom some are definetly fit) being left out of the starting eleven for players who understand the collective, etc. That is fine; however, there is a difference between understanding a concept and having the ability to carry it out, and well. If we start with the same line-up as that on matchday one then he is really rolling the dice. Aside from someone like Fiat, Udinese is exactly the type of team I didn’t want for out first league game. It has slip up written all over it.

Terry
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Terry

Biglia doesn’t have strength in midfield. He is easily overrun. This is why I think Milan should have spent that 30 million on Bakayoko. He is very strong and dominates the middle of the park. Hopefully Bennacer (who is also strong) can step in and dominate the regista role.

nick
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nick

Bakayoko is good defensively but poor with moving the ball forward. Bennacer is good at both.

Djuka
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Djuka

There are rumours that Selta want Castilieho, so maybe we should ofer tham him and money for Lobotka

Arielkampong
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Arielkampong

I know this is the pre match or friendly.. i know vs novara, Bayern, MU, Benfica and feronikeli too..
But what iam afraid now is, piatek is pass the 6 match without getting on the scoresheet.
Until now, 1000 minutes with one goal.
And For every one that said dybala and etc is have the same price with correa + leao.. do you know how much salary dybala ask for MU? …. 15 MILLION!!!!!
Dou you think AC Milan can afford that????
You know nothing about football my friend, please wake up and live in the real life!!

Soheil
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Soheil

everton? depay? Kean? Chiesa? > Correa

Arielkampong
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Arielkampong

@Soheil..and do you know what he (depay) said?
I Want Play in Champions League.. and do you know what that mean??
oohh.. i forget if AC Milan is Finish Third last season..

Arielkampong
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Arielkampong

Everton soares is a Winger.. Correct me if iam wrong, and AC Milan Under Giampaolo didnt need a Winger..
Kean? Chiesa?.. hemmm

Soheil
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Soheil

Correa is a winger too (or nothing I guess. he never played regularly or scored or assisted). did you asked Depay? or you just read Sempre Milan? asking people Do you know what that mean does not make what you say logical! take care ( If you know what I mean!!!)

zekke
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zekke

maybe he being cursed with no 9….

Arielkampong
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Arielkampong

@Zekke.. i hope its not true

victor
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victor

I don’t care about all this talk about plans, strategy, etc . I just want to see goals, goals, and more goals. If we can’t score against Cesena, I don’t think we can win the Champions’ League.

Milan10
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Milan10

Im lifelong milanista but if this milan win champions league then i dont want to watch champions league

Soheil
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Soheil

in 5 years we will win UCL with Borini as the captain (he probably is our goalkeeper by then). 🙂

Milan10
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Milan10

Well, at least giampaolo seems to know what hes doing, judging by the way he talks and how his teams play. I wish it was conte instead but what the hell, i hope giampaolo will do. People who celebrate total failures like morontella and rino and their stupid pass-to-suso-or-deulofeu-and-pray-to-god tactics and then bitch about giampaolo before the season even starts are, for lack of better words, special kind of limited. Considering the limited funds, i really like the way milan operate in mercato. Buying krunic hence less money (10m) for correa is stupid but the rest are just masterstrokes, at… Read more »

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

For Ceballos it was a dry loan but very expensive, over 10 mil for a dry loan it was unacceptable for Maldini

Milan10
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Milan10

Well, maldini could play his cards right and accept the expensive loan deal, only if madrid agree to sell modric to milan for 20-25m next season after ceballos finishes his dry loan spell with milan. So that’d be up to 3-4 yrs of playmaker of madrid quality (ceballos 1 year, modric 2-3 yrs) at milan’s disposal for a price of 20-25m + 10m + modric salary for 2-3 yrs. Not a bad deal if i should say so myself

Ted
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Ted

Before we played 433, winger formation without proper wingers.

Now we play 4312, two attackers formation and without a proper second striker.

Just savage

Rossi
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Rossi

The Correa deal is getting more complicated and with 10 days until the season kicks off we either rise our offer to 50mil or move on there is no more time to waste. Castileho cant play as an SS every one can see that, for me Rebic is a great alternative and even better SS than Correa, Silva + 20/30 mil should be good enough to get him and compleate the squad.

Djuka
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Djuka

They asked about 40 milions for him, so its Silva and a 10 milions

Rossi
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Rossi

I didnt know that so even better, officialy Rebic is valued at 40mil but usualy the teams want a bit more than the market value, any way we should act quick because the season is starting and we are still missing an SS.

Terry
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Terry

Silva is a clog. His departure (or lack thereof) is what is complicating the sale.
However, maybe it’s a good thing. Leao may grow stronger under Giampaolo. Or Silva may regain form.
Either way, I support the Milan management. I am sure that we will have a wonderful season.

allu allu
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allu allu

Sorry but some of the actual squad of our Milan should go, and I wouldn’t think 2wise to get all the striking force we have now out and go for Icardi , Dybala and Madzukic.
Then I know for sure we will get in the top 4 for next years champions league. If we should spend 40+M for a player like Corea i would say nooo Nooo nooo. I ruther 40+ for Bruno Fernandes who knows the seria A better.
Milan needs more then 2 players to make it to top 4 spots and has to cut alot of the actual squad.

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yourBoss

Didn’t watch the match but I don’t know what could possibly triggered all the concerns from fans?. We must have been horrible!.. but I would believe this reaction is just the usual behavior of fan aggression after each winless match. Typical. Be reasonable guys besides this is just a practice match. Well after watching a few of Giampaolos Sampdoria and the match with Man Utd earlier ,I believe his methods are the right ones for Milan and it will take more than a few pre season matches to make me believe otherwise. Fans here: One match we are the best… Read more »

Ted
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Ted

There’s a report Celta Vigo offered 11 millions for Castillejo. Let’s see if there’s any thruth in this report. Cross my fingers…

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

I get it we need cash and castillejo wont fit into the new main system but selling him for 11 mil euros would both be a bad sign of us allowing buying clubs to rob us at daylight and for that matter detrimental to ffp as well so a big no from me on those conditions. If we was to sell him at 11 mil i’d atleast demand a 50% resale and thats not what exceeds his sales price but 50% of the entire price if he left Celta down the road. In the end and as allready mentioned he… Read more »

nick
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nick

Milan will have to take a loss on Castellijo. I don’t know if any club will pay more than 18m. Unfortunately, we bought a player with zero upside.

I think we should keep Andre Silva though since we are playing 2 strikers. Because it would be a bigger loss to sell him for anything under 30m

Honestly, I don’t think anyone will buy him even for that price. So Giampaolo needs to get the best out him or else it will be a total loss financially.

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

Well the offer apparently made by Celta was 11 mil and thats simply too little and rather offensive in my opinion as we bought him for arround 25 if i remember correctly so 18 mil would atleast be somewhat better than 11 mil. I dont believe that castillejo doesnt have an upside but as a supporter of gattusos reign i think it was one of his mistakes to not utilize him enough on either flank so atleast for now there wont be an upside on his sale. Could very well happen a bit down the road and why im reasoning… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

In all fairness Martin, he’s not worth much more than 11 million; at least, ability wise. Factor in his salary that we save, and it might not be a terrible deal.

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

I disagree Baresis Dream he has some talent, has speed, can use booth feet to a reasonable extent and play on both wings. Last year he might have played 31 games but only played 1005 minutes (roughly 11 full games) and still scored 4 goals and made two assists. According to an article from this blog on milans salary last season he earned 1.5 mil a year and has a contract untill 2023 so 6 mil for the next 4 years, a salary that should be in reach for a fair ammount of clubs. I can accept a loss in… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Capello: “I have doubts on Suso as a trequartista”.
I’ve said it here as well. But who cares as long as we play everyone’s favorite pes formation 4-3-1-2

nick
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nick

Every coach has there own ideas and philosophy. I respect Capello but his teams played some of the most boring and ugly football I’ve seen in my life and I’ve been a Milan fan since 1988. I supported Milan because of Ruud Gullit and Rijkaard. My dad has dreadlocks so it was pretty cool back then to watch them. Even though I was a little kid it was so boring to watch Capello’s Milan. All my friends were talking about Napoli at school. LOL Capello is the coach that played Marco Simone and Roberto Baggio on the wing. Go figure.… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Nick mate, Capello is a football genius, nothing less. He could be wrong, but he’s a genius nonetheless.

nick
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nick

Sure, I would never dispute that. He has the titles at Milan, Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid to prove that but I wouldn’t rest on anything Capello says especially about attacking players which was my point.

Here’s a famous quote from the legend Jean Pierre-Papin:

“ If Capello’s system looks boring from the stands; it’s even worse to play in.”

Milan board wants entertaining football. That’s the only reason they accepted Gattuso’s resignation.

So I’m more curious about what Sacchi and Ancelotti thinks about Suso’s new role. Two of Milan’s best attack minded coaches.

Raven
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Raven

Baresis Dream I have my doubts too. We need two great central midfielders for the role, I want suso to be the second option not the first. But I’m positive that Suso might do a fine job.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Yeah Raven, we bought a bunch of players, but none of them really for the most important number 10 role. There’s still the option that Paquetta manages that role; out of all our squad, I think he’s mist suited.

Milan10
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Milan10

First of all, anyone who actually plays pes or fifa games knows 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 are everyone’s favorite formations. Definitely not old skool 4-3-1-2. Do u even pes? Second of all, that everyone’s favorite formation is actually giampaolo’s fav formation. Hell, its been italian football’s fav formation before pep and conte emerged, spawning bunch of limited wannabees like morontella and rino. Every good coach is an “auteur” who has his own distinctive style. Deal with it. Lastly, suso actually had the most man of the match performances among milan player during the preaseason, so if ur gonna be a critic… Read more »

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Baresis Dream

Ah dear Milan10, hope life is good for you. Let’s not go the same boring path of “Silva is the new sheva, we are championship contenders with montella’s squad even before Bonucci, dangerous tackles are the most common way to get injured in football, …” It’s boring, and you’re mostly wrong, and I’m mostly right. The point is you play the formation that most suits your top players. You think Suso can be a great number 10, Capello and myself have doubts. I’ve watched the pre-season friendlies and two good free kicks and a few nice passes doesn’t make you… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

“The point is you play the formation that most suits your top players.” I dont know if u follow football or not but even piatek admitted he plays better with partner upfront. As a matter of fact, the last 2 times milan won scudetti, they used good ole 4-3-1-2. Hell, the last 8 times milan won scudetti, they used 4-4-2. And surely nearly a decade of failure of 4-3-3 formation and the thought of borivaldo playing as lw would scare anyone who actually follows football yeah? “I’ve watched the pre-season friendlies and two good free kicks and a few nice… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Suso obtain MOM cause no one in the current team is better, not because Suso has the same class with what we need (i mean Isco, James Rodriguez, Joao Felix,…or Kaka, Rui Costa in the past,….or someone who has potential to reach those player’s level). To operate effetively the 4-3-1-2 formation, the trequartista is extremely important (as well as the regista). Rely on Suso, in my opinion, is rather risky cause like everyone know, he is inconsitent and still need to improve abilities like passing (passing not crossing), pace and agility

Milan10
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Milan10

“Suso obtain MOM cause no one in the current team is better” so its suso’s fault he’s the best player of the team even when hes still learning new role? Nice logic there mate. I would hate to play chess, let alone have pillow fight vs u.
“To operate effetively the 4-3-1-2 formation, the trequartista is extremely important” yeah yeah hence i said milan shouldve accepted the ceballos loan deal.
I mean, regulars here know ‘milan need playmaker’ is MY tagline

El pharaoh
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El pharaoh

Get de paul and that’s it seriously

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

He would be a great signing but Milan need more than that

nick
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nick

Icardi to Milan? There are rumors this might happen. What do you guys think?

Milan10
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Milan10

I think ur red and black underwear is riding onto ur chest mate

nick
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nick

LOL.

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

Wouldnt trust those rumours at all but again you never know. Im aware a lot of football fans hates Icardi because of how he treated lopez and nailed his wife but you cant really question his status as one of the best strikers around, When that is said in december his value was 100 mil according to transfermarkt and now its 80 mil so even if inter was to sell him for 60-70 mil it seems highly unlikely to happen. Even with the current issues in the club in regard of icardi would they really want to sell him to… Read more »

nick
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nick

Totally agree. Inter doesn’t want to strengthen Juventus or Napoli since they see them as direct competitors for Serie A. At least that’s what is being said. Wanda and Icardi wants to stay in Milan as they are reluctant to leave the city. With all things considered only his salary would be a stumbling block. If we can get him on loan with an obligation to buy then Milan should go for it. Getting a striker of his caliber is not easy and he would definitely be a good fit with Piatek. Milan need another top quality striker and he… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

I agree Nick but would still be a bit worried about if he and wanda would cause some issues but certainly worth the gamble. I would argue though that if inter infact sold him to us well then maybe with one or two additions like 1 class midfielder and 1 class atm we could very well become a contender for the scudetto as well atleast if our players gel fast and we avoid too many injuries this season. Even without those 2 midfield additions we would still have a strong squad and certainly wouldnt have any excuses to not qualify… Read more »

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Alexmilan

Icardi ?? An undisciplined player like Icardi will cause a lot of disturb at Milan, we don’t need such players, no for Icardi, no for Wanda, no for such miserable characters ( Maxi Lopez can’t meet his sons because of such miserable human like Icardi, no way ! ). Better with Andre Silva than any Icardi on the Earth !

Rossi
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Rossi

Inter are willing to even take as low as 50-60mil for Icardi now just to get rid of him, i dont know if he is a good fit with Piatek both of them are CF not an SS. He is a great striker no doubt but the problem is his character, remember how Inter will play great for some time be on pair with Juventus in points and then out of nowhere there form compleatly drops, well it seems the problem was in the dressing room and the man behind it was the captian Icardi. So this season Inter decided… Read more »

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nick

I hear you but Inter form was really down to relatively to poor tactics and gameplan by Spalletti. The coach lost the dressing room.

I’m not cool with Icardi behavior as it relates to Maxi Lopez and Wanda Nara but Milan should consider him as an option.

Maybe they will maybe they won’t. I would and now is the perfect opportunity to get him. They take anything just to get rid of him and I like that.

Rossi
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Rossi

I was watching Inter in CL with Spalletti, started great they played some good football they already had one foot past the group stage, then out of nowhere like it was a different team, they didnt pass the group and they only needed 1 point. This things happened with other coaches they had in previous seasons as well, out of nowhere the team just takes a huge drop in form, it cant awayes be the coach fault, it seems Icardi was the one making the trouble but as there best player he was getting away with it, this time it… Read more »

nick
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nick

Totally understand your opinion. However, Milan have been very successful with Inter players just NOT former Inter management:-) Icardi is undeniably a really good striker and his work rate and leadership on the pitch is impeccable. I highly doubt Icardi and Wanda would bring their drama to Milan. His career is on the line and they both know that. Besides, Inter dressing room is totally different from Milan according to past players who have played at both clubs. Certain behaviors are not tolerated at Milan. Galliani mentioned he would sign Icardi and maybe this is an opportunity for us to… Read more »

Ross Oneri
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Ross Oneri

We have just signed Luan Capanni from Lazio, I never heard of him before. Do you guys know how he is?

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

We actually got him a month ago or something his contract has just been deposited now. We got him from lazio and if i remember correctly he scored 13 goals in 19 primavera matches and played a few minutes as well in 1 serie a game last season. He is 1.90 m tall and again if i remember correctly lazio had made an error of some kind so we picked him up for freee, even though i would be surprised if we isnt forced to pay a symbolic fee due to his youth development,

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

It’s a very good prospect, a longiline striker that can play SS or even AM, good technique, good in front of the goal, it has already played 8 minutes in Serie A. Good player, also from Flamengo ( lazio primavera intermediary )

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Rosoneblu

I just read in the news that Borini rejected approaches from Aston Villa as well as Premier League rivals Crystal Palace! Why can’t the Milan management force him to move like they did with Cutrone? Then we would have enough money to seal the deal for Correa! I really hope Giampaolo did not block that!

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

A contract is a contract and if breached you are in for a lawsuit so milan “forcing” cutrone out was just the club and propably coach that made it clear that he would get next to none minutes in the comming season. Had cutrone said i wont leave then the club couldnt have done anything besides of canceling his contract and thereby cutrone would still have to be paid his remaining salary of his contract as well. We would also lose the fee we atleast got by selling him to wolves. Only time i can remember from the top of… Read more »

Alliance
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Alliance

Yes, a contract is a contract. But there are different contracts, is it only what the club must fulfill or is there also written anything on what if a player is not willing to train, not eating properly, spending nights partying with numerouous gold digger women… I have a working contract too, but if I do not do what I am supposed, I suffer consequences. Why is not like that in football?

Martin Bernhard
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Martin Bernhard

Well its difficult for me to say as im not a pro footballer but i would guess so and offcourse it goes both ways as both parts are obliged to follow the contract and if it stipulates that a player cant do speciffic things i would assume that the club has the law on its side in any potential lawsuits. When that is said its propably a bit more troublesome than in normal jobs as clubs invest huge ammounts on buying players and for that matter training them for years and investing large ammounts of cash on them. My guess… Read more »