Milan without goals. Actually no: the Pioli cycle needs to be closed properly

Milan has essentially finished its season, having already officially achieved second place in the standings behind Inter and the mathematical qualification for the next Italian Super Cup. Stefano Pioli is also aware of this: “We certainly had a better championship than last year, but a worse Europe than last year”.

So what should we ask for from the last two matches of the season? Pioli made it clear immediately: “We are more serene and I believe that serenity can help us perform at our best, we want to finish the championship well.” And we could add: we need to finish the Pioli era well. The technician himself talks about it: I try not to think about it. Then I will meet with the club at the end of the season, we will make our assessments. Until then I’ll try to stay focused on helping the team, then eventually I’ll get to know certain emotions by experiencing them.”

Milan’s probable lineup
Against Torino, which instead dreams of Europe and has decidedly more stimuli, Pioli will therefore make some changes, having to deal with some injuries (Maignan, Kjaer, Loftus-Cheek and Chukwueze) and the needs of those he has played most more towards Europeans. The 4-3-3 already proposed with Cagliari has been confirmed. Sportiello in goal, in defense there is still Kalulu on the right, the first for Terracciano on the left and the return of Tomori in the center together with Thiaw; Gabbia is out due to suspension. In midfield the Musah-Reijnders-Bennacer trio. Leao and Giroud rest in front: from the first minute, in addition to Pulisic, there is room for Okafor and Jovic.