Probable formation - Gattuso returns to 4-3-3 against Torino but Cutrone is in attack. Paquetà returns in midfield
Gennaro Gattuso returns to 4-3-3, after the failed 3-5-2 attempt deployed in the Coppa Italia against Lazio. However, Canon Milan will not be the one who will face Torino tomorrow night. The Rossoneri coach will try to focus on Patrick Cutrone's determination and competitive rage to look for the team's lack of soul in recent weeks. The presence of the class of '98 instead of Piatek will, in fact, be the main training novelty in view of the challenge against the Granata.
ACCOUNTS FOR CALABRIA - In addition to Cutrone, there will also be room for defense against Torino in defense. During the return of the Italian Cup semi-final against Lazio, Gattuso lost Calabria, which was released after a match in progress for what turned out to be a fibula fracture. Instead of the number 2, Andrea Conti will take the field. Moreover, despite the full recovery of Cristian Zapata, alongside Romagnoli Musacchio will still play while Rodrguez will be confirmed in the left lane.
RETURN OF PACE - After almost a month, the last presence dates back to April 2 in Milan-Udinese, Lucas Paquetà will be back on the field. The Brazilian, summoned both for the match against Parma and for the one against Lazio, has not found space but will be there on Sunday. The former Flamengo will complete the midfield trident with Kessie and Bakayoko.
PIATEK IN THE BENCH - For the first time since his debut as a starter in the Rossoneri, Piatek will not start from the first minute. Gennaro Gattuso tries to give the team a turn by removing the striker who after dragging Milan in the run-up to a valid placement for access to the next Champions League has appeared tarnished in the last games. In its place, space for the young Cutrone who, once again, will try to make the most of his chance. The '98 will play in the midst of the offensive trident, flanked by Suso and Calhanoglu who will then return to play in an offensive position.
Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paquetà; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu.
* Suso vent coming*
I can't stand seeing Suso in the line-up anymore. Seriously, what will it take for Rino to bench him ?? It's really pissing me off. We've changed formation and dropped everyone from Hakan to Piatek but Suso and his slow lazy uncaring ass still get's to play .
I get he is the player with supposed " X factor" to his game and clearly Rino is too scared to drop him even though he's been shit well, let's be honest, the best part of 18 months. Serie A worked out how to play him because he does the same thing repeatedly. He rarely tracks back and anytime we are on the counter and the ball goes to Suso, it's counter over. And we come to a stop. This might be a bit unfair, but Rino and his over reliance on Suso will cost us the CL spot I believe. And FWIW I don't see that Suso gives a shit out there. He's sitting back wondering why A Barca or a Bayern or a Chelsea haven't come in for him when he's really at a Fiorentia, Crystal Palace, Mochengladbach level type player. He was fine to have as a transitional player while we attempt to turn ourselves around back toward the top. Yes, there's many other reasons for us not taking 4th by now but again the over reliance on Suso as our " star player" has almost killed us IMO. Suso has not lead us to our promised land as a " star player " should.
He now better hit the winner to shut me up.
A lose and Atalanta win and we're 7th and officially done. I wouldn't see us coming back from that.
Forza Milan !!