Oliver Bierhoff gave his view on the situation of Milan, saying Piątek ‘must unlock himself psychologically’.
Milan started a new technical project over the summer, with Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban in management, and Marco Giampaolo on the bench.
The season started with a defeat and a loss and now, during the international break, it’s time for some early reflections. Former Milan forward Oliver Bierhoff and current Germany Football Association Technical Director, Oliver Bierhoff, spoke to Sportmediaset about the Diavolo:
“Patience is needed. Even if you have interesting players, you need to give them time to grow. The Champions League must be an objective but you must also look at other teams that have more experienced players. It’s more important to see the team grow. I believe in Paolo and Zvone.
“Piątek’s crisis [the striker has not scored a goal since changing his jersey number to 9]? Forwards like him must unlock themselves psychologically, without looking for the reason why they don’t score. Often there’s a moment when you can unlock yourself. Then, it’s clear that there are formations that give you less chances of scoring. But he’s a player who’s proved he can score.
“Rebić [the Croatian joined Milan on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt]? He’s very good, very strong, and he’s had some good seasons in Germany. His speed and technique can help.”