It was yet another disappointing weekend for AC Milan and their fans after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Bari. Their current run of poor results is leaving many people doubting whether they can provide Inter with a challenge for the scudetto.
Milan’s main problem is that they are drawing matches that they should be wining. This is the exact same situation they were in last season. They lost their opening two games and then went on to draw against some of the lowly sides. As the season came to an end, they realised that they might be in danger of missing direct passage to the group stages of the Champions League again and it scared the pants off them. They recovered to qualify but only just.
Being a Milan fan, i can identify with their feelings of anger. To support a losing team is really annoying. Just a few years ago, they were the team to beat in Europe and the Serie A. Now, they are almost becoming the whipping boys of the Italian league!
Coach Leonardo needs to come up with a plan quickly before things get out of control. He needs to re-ignite his sides confidence. He needs to get Milan wining again. Presently, they are seven points adrift of leaders Sampdoria plus they are in the wrong end of the table.
Personally, i would prefer it if we won the Serie A to the champions league. It would be nice to win both but i feel that lifting the Scudetto will mean much more to the players. The last time Milan won the league was five years ago. There is no doubt that Milan’s European record is superb. A win tonight at the San Siro againnst FC Zurich will surely raise the levels of moral in the squad.
Therefore, Milan cannot afford to slip up tonight. They must win in order to hush their doubters and prove that they are still competitive.