Milan Not Scheming Significant Change in Their Defense

Milan have had some troubles in the back this season, but it’s unlikely to lead to any traumatic shifts in their defense. The Rossoneri were the stingiest team in 2021/2022 when they won the title. Pierre Kalulu eventually became the starter next to Fikayo Tomori. They conceded 31 goals, level with Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

That hasn’t been the case this campaign. They have had multiple combinations in the rearguard, also due to injuries. They have been beaten 42 times, which ranks 7th in the League. The two linchpins haven’t been as on point as in the past. The French youngster hasn’t been able to recapture a regular role following a calf strain.

The rise of Malick Thiaw, whom Milan signed for €7M last summer, partially made up for the issues in their defense. Simon Kjaer had his moments as well, but his run of form ended in the first leg of the EuroDerby, where the Rossoneri rearguard was overwhelmed.

The veteran might be the only one to depart. The management isn’t planning big moves at the position. The directors are confident Kalulu and Tomori will get back on track, and the duo is untouchable. The sale of the former would generate major profit, as he was brought in on a free. Instead, they paid nearly €30M for the ex-Chelsea center-back. The club will use its budget on new attackers.

Our Take on the Milan Defense

The biggest problem was Mike Maignan missing a lot of time. They will address that with a better backup, Marco Sportiello. The two cornerstones haven’t been as rock-solid, but there’s no need to panic. Plus Thiaw was an excellent cheap addition. They can stay the course for a few years.

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