Rafael Leão could start from the bench tomorrow, and there are two options to replace him, while Alessandro Florenzi is out against Spezia but it’s not serious.
Milan have had to deal with many injuries and absentees already this season and coach Stefano Pioli has not had a chance to work with his full squad.
In the list for the match against Spezia (tomorrow at 15:00 CET), it’s possible to find Davide Calabria and Olivier Giroud, who are back available after missing some games due to injuries, but Alessandro Florenzi is missing due to a physical problem.
As confirmed by Pioli on his presser, Florenzi took a knock to the knee and was unable to train today. However, according to Milannews.it’s Pietro Mazzara, the problem of Alessandro is nothing serious and he should be back available for Tuesday’s game against Atlético Madrid.
With the Champions League in the mind of Stefano, he could also decide to rest Rafael Leão tomorrow. According to Sky Italia’s Peppe Di Stefano and Manuele Baiocchini, the Portuguese – who has been getting a lot of praise for his growth this season and who has been instrumental so far from the left wing – could therefore start on the bench and have a chance to catch his breath.
There are two solutions to replace Rafael: play Fodé Ballo-Touré in a more advanced role, or play Daniel Maldini there. Baiocchini claims that Maldini was tried in the starting XI in today’s training.