AC Milan will face Fiorentina after the international break and coach Stefano Pioli’s team must win this match to regain the confidence of fans after they only won 2 points in the last 4 matches. .
The Rossoneri will have big problems in the central striker position when Olivier Giroud was suspended in the previous match Coach Pioli will have to consider between two options including Noah Okafor and Luka Jovic for the highest position on Milan’s attack line.
Luka Jovic may be a risky decision but at the right time
The Serbian striker moved to Milan from Fiorentina this summer but he has yet to score any goals for the Rossoneri. However, in reality, Jovic almost only plays from the bench, so when Giroud is absent in the upcoming two matches against Fiorentina and Frosinone, it is likely that the 25-year-old striker will have his first chance. started in coach Pioli’s main squad.
Of course, Jovic must impress in training sessions and prove that he has significantly improved his physical condition before the Italian coach can decide to give him a chance next Saturday. This.
However, using the Serbian striker is a risky decision or even a decision that is considered ineffective, but it could be a timely decision when Jovic really wants to win. Showed off his ability on the field against his former team
Noah Okafor is the priority choice if he is physically fit
Unlike Jovic, Noah Okafor really played well for Milan with 2 goals in 11 appearances. The fact that the Swiss striker scored both goals inside the penalty area is a worthy reason to replace Giroud’s centre-forward position.
In addition to his ability to handle the ball well in a narrow range, Okafor is also a player with speed, excellent dribbling ability and can create connections between players on both flanks. That will be an important key to help Milan have a good match against Fiorentina.
However, what coach Pioli is most worried about is the Swiss player’s physical fitness when he is competing with the national team in EURO 2024 qualifying matches. Okafor will return to the training field on Wednesday or Thursday, so There won’t be much time to prepare for the weekend’s match.
Not to mention that next Tuesday, Milan will have an important match with Dortmund in the Champions League. In case Leao cannot participate in that match, Okafor could start the match on the left wing as Giroud will continue at the top of the attack.
Therefore, after the end of the international break, depending on Okafor’s physical condition, Coach Pioli will make the final decision.
Tuan Tu | 22:17 November 20, 2023