How Far Can A.C. Milan Go In Italian Serie A 2020
AC Milan started the 2020/21 season to continue the considerable improvement experienced with Stefano Pioli. The “Rossoneri,” one of the most famous clubs in the Italian Serie A, had few joys after the scudetto achieved in 2011. After that title, the club enchained years of bad results as the club’s management was not the best.
However, since last season, and under a new owner’s direction, the team has increased its performance. This remarkable improvement is reflected in a 20-games streak undefeated, including the first four of the 2020/21 season.
Milan squad changes for the 2020/21 season
The club was not very active during the past transfer market; however, it reinforced some key points. In this sense, maybe the most important was to keep Stefano Pioli on the bench. This coach has little media power, but he knew how to lead this squad. So, this will be essential to give continuity to the project.
Another measure was Ibrahimovic’s renewal, who is still a fearsome scorer at 39 years of age.
Besides, the arrivals on loan from Sandro Tonali (Brescia) and Brahim Díaz (Real Madrid) will bring quality to the midfield. The acquisition of 21-year-old Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers was also important.
As for the departures, the most relevant were those of the extreme Suso and the attacking midfielder Lucas Paquetá.
The AC Milan’s pillars in the 2020/21 season
- Calhanoglu: this attacking midfielder was an important bet for Milan in 2017. In his first two seasons, he did not reach the level expected of him. At that time, he was primarily used as a left-winger. Coach Pioli managed to get the best out of the Turkish player by returning him to the attacking midfielder. In the first 7 Milan matches between the national and European competitions, Calhanoglu has four goals and three assists.
- Donnarumma: the Italian team goalkeeper is a guarantee in the goal. During this year, he recovered his best level. In Milan’s first four games in Serie A 2020/21, he allowed just one goal.
- Ibrahimovic: Zlatan returned to Milan looking to achieve something significant. His talent is known worldwide. Moreover, he maintains good physical shape and is very competitive. In 23 games played since last season and until the fourth Serie A matchday, he scored 16 goals and gave five assists. He is an example for his teammates and the striker the rossoneros needed.
How far can AC Milan 2020/21 go?
Manager Pioli stated that his goal is to get the team into Champions League positions. It will be important to achieve this and to continue advancing in the current Europe League. This way, they will get incomes to follow, strengthening the line-up for the coming years.
Beating their arch-rivals Inter in the early Calcio games is a sign of this team’s growth. As for the current season, if Milan maintains its performance, it could end returning to the Italian football top.