Pioli thinks about the turnover in the other departments: Florenzi gives Calabria a breather, chance for Saelemaekers and Diaz
Stefano Pioli think of the Derby with Inter on Saturday and for tomorrow’s away match in Reggio Emilia against Sassuolo prepares a turnover aimed at managing the energies of his people. Spare parts in defense and midfield but not in attack, where the missed summons of Origi and Rebic they will force Giroud and Leao to overtime: for the Belgian a slight inflammation for which it was preferred not to risk it while the Croatian has a back problem. For French and Portuguese it will therefore be a new opportunity to repeat the performance of just over three months ago when they were the cover men of the championship won at the Mapei Stadium.
On the trocar, on the other hand, a very possible rest shift for Messiaswhich should give way to Saelemakers, and for De Keteleare, who after the excellent debut will make room in the role of playmaker behind the striker to Brahim Diaz. A change is also expected in the defensive line, where Calabria could catch his breath to the advantage of Florenziand perhaps also in midfield, where Pobega it could take Bennacer’s place. And if the match against Sassuolo goes in the right direction for Milan, Pioli could also resort to a couple of relays.
After all, we need to think about immediate commitments, on the horizon there is the first mini tour de force of the season. From last Saturday’s match against Bologna to the first of the Champions League round against Salzburg they have 4 games in 11 days and in between there is also the first high-ranking face-to-face against Inter.