Milan Again Suffer from Defensive Issues in Monza Tilt

Milan have again been let down by their defense in the collapse against Monza. Their extended runs always ended with a heavy defeat this season. They had one halted by a 1-5 romp by Inter at the beginning of the campaign and struggled to recover from it.

As Calciomercato points out, the Rossoneri have given up 31 goals in 25 matches. They have the worst tally out of the top 11 Serie A teams. They have had troubles especially on the road, where they have the fourth leakiest backline in the entire league.

Milan have partially compensated for that with their high-flying offense. However, it’s tough to win consistently while needing to score three goals in each contest. The Rossoneri were doomed in particular by a pair of blunders by Malick Thiaw on Sunday. The center-back was making his first start after a couple of months on the shelf due to a thigh injury.

Il Diavolo was linked to a host of defenders in January but decided to stand pat.

Our Take on the Milan Defense

Thiaw was woeful, but it’s normal for him to lack conditioning after a major physical problem. The coaching staff didn’t put him in a position to succeed and should have held off on giving him big minutes so soon. The inactivity of their front office contributed too. They don’t have alternatives if they don’t trust Jan-Carlo Simic or their young fullbacks enough, which is stopping them from moving Theo Hernandez to the middle.

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