A match not to be missed for Milan who will face Spezia at 18.30 “playing as a team” with attention and “clear ideas”. Stefano Pioli warns his team because Motta’s team in the last two away matches “did not concede a goal and won, putting even the big teams in difficulty”. Napoli lost 1-0 before Christmas, but Milan must not make the same mistakes because the calendar will put the Rossoneri to the test with the match against Juve on 23 and the derby after the break. First goal to do well, however, to avoid repeating the first half with Genoa in the Cup. «We have always shown that we are an intelligent group – Pioli recalls – and a responsible group that understands the mistakes made. We come from a non-positive approach against Genoa and we have to change. We know how important it will be to start with clarity and determination ».
Once again it will be emergency unavailable for Pioli. The central defense pair will be Kalulu-Gabbia. An obligatory choice given that Romagnoli is still struggling with Covid and Tomori was operated on only on Friday. Returning to the transfer market now seems a priority, but Pioli does not rush the club. «We don’t want to change to change but only to improve. Kalulu and Gabbia are proving to be reliable, ready to play important games too. Fikayo Tomori, then, will miss 3/4 games. If it were up to him he would play tomorrow. Let’s see how it goes, the important thing is that the injury is not that serious ».
Pioli does not want to make any dramas and does not point his finger at the conditions of the San Siro field: «In this period, due to the climate, the terrain cannot be the best possible. Both us and Inter play a lot. Tomori’s injury does not depend on the terrain. After the stop on the 30th, I hope the ground is cleaner and the ball runs faster ».
Krunic and Bakayoko will be in midfield, as Tonali is suspended and Bennacer and Kessié are not available. Leading the attack will be Ibrahimovic. Then space for Leao waiting to get back the best Rebic.
The last postponement is for 20.45 when Fiorentina will face Genoa, without the exonerated Shevchenko and with Konko on the bench waiting for Labbadia. –