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(08-20-2019, 06:10 PM)nefremo Wrote: [ -> ]Damn man. The market isn't event closed yet and you are writing us off. On what basis? Yes...Juventus, Napoli and likely Inter will take the first 3 spots. But the 4th is a toss up. Roma, Milan and Lazio (possibly Atalanta again, but I think the CL will take a lot out of them) will fight for that. Can't say either team is ahead of the others at this point. Lazio have continuity with Inzaghi, whereas I think we and Roma have a better squad...so it'll be a matter of how our coaches handle the challenge. I'd say wd would be slightly ahead in that sense, because MG at least knows the league.

Of these four teams I actually think we have the best squad at the moment, and we don't have to deal with playing in Europe. Worst case scenario we're stuck with Silva for this season, but honestly it could be worse. You never know in football, he might start scoring again.
At this point what's important is that we find stability on a mental level. Too many times in the last few seasons we saw the pressure get to our players just as we were about to step up to the next level. Last spring's derby was a perfect example of that, not just in terms of how we lost the match, but how the mental effects of that defeat ended the wave of enthusiasm we were riding, effectively ruining our season. We simply didn't have the mental strength to bounce back from performing badly in just one important match.

It's too early to start judging Giampaolo's work, but one thing I do like is the idea that we need to take control of the match. I think that is exactly how you build a confident squad at a big club. Not to take anything away from the work Gattuso did last year, but sitting back, breaking up the opposition's game and counterattacking is a small club way of playing football, and it's just not going to instill the right kind of confidence in the players. It's not how people expect Milan to play, and the fans and media pundits will make sure the players know it. At this point we have plenty of players who are technically gifted, like Paqueta, Bennacer, Theo, Jack, Suso, Calhanoglu, Biglia, Leao etc., and we need to take advantage of that.
Mariano Diaz has been proposed to Milan by Real Madrid but Milan are not interested in the player [Di Marzio]
Milan have no intention to sell either Suso or Donnarumma, reports Di Marzio
Mariano Diaz makes zero sense as a target for us. Not even sure why we are linked with him tbh. I swear, if we spend half the energy we always spend on strikers on the midfield instead, we'd be in CL already.
(08-21-2019, 01:26 AM)slifersd Wrote: [ -> ]Mariano Diaz makes zero sense as a target for us. Not even sure why we are linked with him tbh. I swear, if we spend half the energy we always spend on strikers on the midfield instead, we'd be in CL already.

Well he said we aren't interested in the player
The problem here is there is very little chance 'proposed' actually exists in reality. If it means Perez called Maldini and told him do you want Diaz? I think the chances of that are close to zero. If it means Diaz's agent called Maldini then EVERY player on the market is proposed to every team.
Just have a question for everyone, would you guys be happy signing Icardi? I know it's likely not going to happen.

What got me thinking is that they've already signed a replacement, they stripped him of his number and he's completely fallen out with fans. Yet, he's posted 3-4 pictures today of a new house that he's building in Milano. It's interesting, far fetch... but interesting.
No to Icardi. Drama is inevitable. So many of us didn't approve of Bonucci signing, this is far worse.
Drama could come, but he's been the most consistently prolific striker in Serie A over the past few seasons. Last season was a falling out the entire season with Merda so you couldn't expect much, but I'd certainly take him at the right price.
Yes to Icardi with terms, leave his wife somewhere far away and no contact with her while playing for us. Smile
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