5 Reasons Milan Can Win the Serie A Scudetto Next Year
There's no doubting Milan will be a much more competitive side next year in Serie A.
After a tumultuous season where the Rossoneri got off to their worst ever franchise start, the second half of the the season has told a much different tale. They're currently undefeated domestically this calendar year, and would be Serie A leaders had the season started in January.
With director Adriano Galliani aiming to make a slew of changes in the summer, Milan fans can look forward to supporting a team that will be one of the favorites for the Scudetto title.
Milan's Attack Will Have More Chemistry
The young three-headed monster up front for Milan is still building chemistry. Of course, we're talking about M'Baye Niang, Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Together, they can be the trident that leads the Milan attack for the next decade. Blending speed, technique and a penchant for the spectacular, these three will undoubtedly strike fear in the hearts of the most composed defenders.
The new philosophy at the Milanello points toward the blending of youthful exuberance with veteran leadership.
Players like Riccardo Montolivo will need to guide the youngsters forward as other members of the old guard like Christian Abbiati and Massimo Ambrosini might set sail in the summer.
This summer, Milan can expect the arrival of Riccardo Saponara. He's another interesting prospect signed from Serie B side Empoli in January who will look to carve out his own space in Milan's crowded attack.
Improving the Defense
Milan director Adriano Galliani said the first part of the squad Milan will reinforce this summer will be the defense.
The first part of the formation we will look to improve will be the defense. The team that wins the Scudetto is the one that concedes the least amount of goals.
In the same interview, Galliani told La Gazzetta that Milan will have to create stars, not buy them.
Needless to say, an interesting summer awaits for Rossoneri fans.
Competition Is Even
While some might disagree, the quality of the Italian giants will definitely plateau next year, and we'll see a much more competitive race at the top of the table.
The Serie A has been one of the leagues with the most parity, as any team can easily defeat another. The most fierce opponent Milan will need to face next year is Juventus, who are also improving with signings like Fernando Llorente which look to address their most glaring weakness.
A Glimpse of the Future
Milan gave us a glimpse of the future when they defeated Barcelona 2-0 at home. Granted, the result was highly forgettable but still a reason of optimism.
Milan can be an electrifying team that plays some of the most aesthetically pleasing football in Europe.
More importantly, director Adriano Galliani and Co. have a detailed plan going forward that looks organized and has a clear, realistic vision.
Focusing on youth, developing talent and playing the same 4-3-3 formation across the entire Milan organization (youth sector, Pulcini) will undoubtedly create a mold for the present and future.