ALVISE CAGNAZZO: AC Milan looked vulnerable in their disastrous derby defeat to Inter, with Rafael...
AC Milan's 5-1 derby defeat against Inter Milan on Saturday was a concerning collapse ahead of their return to Champions League action against Newcastle on Tuesday.
After winning their first three Serie A matches of the season, Pioli's team showed structural cracks and looked extremely limited, as they were given a reality check in their bid to fight for the Scudetto.
It was Milan's fifth consecutive defeat in a derby - their fifth in a single calendar year - and was met with a lot of anger by the club's management. Milan were humiliated at San Siro, and it did not take long for the team's display to be picked apart.
According to DAZN, Milan chiefs Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada held lengthy discussions with the team and manager Stefano Pioli in the changing room after the disastrous performance.Milan face nine matches in less than a month, and it was made clear to the squad that they cannot afford any more collapses during an important period in the season.
As reported by Sky Sport, Pioli could react to the defeat by making several changes against Newcastle, with Fikayo Tomori and Samuel Chukwueze pushing to start, while alterations in midfield are also possible as Rade Krunic or Tijjani Reijnders could drop to the bench.