Pay attention Milan: enough in Italy is not guaranteed in the Champions League. Dest Report Card: Very Promising 6

The hot analysis signed by Stefano Pioli is helpful. “Just try enough.” This is the correct key used to explain, in the city of Mozart, that the music, in the Champions League, this time, must change! Not only because in this second edition, after the Scudetto, passing the group is the stated goal but because it is reasonable to expect further progress compared to the previous year which closed from the quarter with only one success (in Madrid against Atlético). It was in Salzburg that the usual flaw appeared: Milan finished fourth when it fell in the score. It has already happened against Udinese, in Bergamo and in the derby. If it is also repeated in the Champions League, this means that some intervention will also have to be made at the head of the group. “Well reacted but we didn’t play at the top” is another reflection of Sandro Tonali, the silent captain with whom you can always tell the mood of the dressing room after a match. He is always right. Keep in mind that the equal gain in Salzburg where they all lost the previous year is not that disappointing result. But we need to ask more from this Milan who managed to lead in terms of speed in the league and not yet in the Champions League because the speed limit in Europe is very different from the Italian one.

From here to the next blue break (Sampdoria away from home, Dinamo Zagreb at San Siro and Naples at home), we’ll also gauge the team’s supply available to Pioli. One of the newest arrivals on the list made his debut in Austria, the American Sergino Dest: in the offensive phase he showed dribbling characteristics and also good individual technique, it will be necessary to test him on the defensive side to understand if reinforcement has really arrived for this very delicate role after the injury of Florenzi . My vote now is 6 with the adjective: very promising! Bewley declares “Maybe I’ll change something for the next steps.” And here we can expect what we have already seen in small doses. And this is the use of Pobega who seems ripe to stay behind Tonali and Bennacer, the debut since the beginning of Origi who has a technical character clearly superior to that of Giroud, the same Dest and Diaz and of course Kjaer who can lead – waiting to reach the best state – modify the defense to Three as in the derby final.

Perhaps there will also be room for Adly, whose role, however, is played by a three-quarters player, covered by the Belgian and the Spaniard. For the other two, Thiaw and Vrackx, we’ll probably have to wait after the break. Even so, with the calendar in hand, replacements will be needed as his back-to-back matches with Chelsea will put Juventus in the middle. At the moment, the European scenario for Milan has become complicated. Yes, because Chelsea’s defeat in Croatia, in addition to causing Tuchel’s resounding sacking, actually put Milan in the position of having to score at least 4 points with Dinamo Zagreb for a chance to qualify.