Marco Giampaolo is going to change the formation and use Krzysztof Piątek as a lone striker on Saturday, it’s reported.
Milan’s performance on Matchday 1 against Udinese was certainly one to forget, as the Rossoneri failed to even get one shot on target and returned from Stadio Friuli with zero points.
Coach Marco Giampaolo admitted after the game that the 4-3-1-2 may not be suitable for the players he has in his squad, and so La Gazzetta dello Sport this morning reports that the Diavolo boss is likely to change the system against Brescia on Saturday (18:00 CEST kickoff).
The temptation to go back to the 4-3-3, which this Milan squad practiced for two years, exists, but La Gazzetta expects Milan to use 4-3-2-1 against Brescia at San Siro, where around 50,000 fans will be this weekend. In addition to the formation, some changes will also be made in the XI.
Fabio Borini and Samu Castillejo should return to the bench, while Hakan Çalhanoğlu is expected to move up the pitch and play as one of the trequartisti alongside Suso, behind the sole striker that is Piątek. In the role of the regista, Ismaël Bennacer is believed to be given his first start after impressing in the few minutes he played off the bench against Udinese on Sunday.
Franck Kessié and Lucas Paquetá should complete the midfield. Giampaolo will be trying this line-up in training in the upcoming days and he’ll hope to see a much-needed reaction from his players.