Milan miss Ibrahimovic and Giroud against Juventus

by | Sep 18, 2021 12:58

Stefano Pioli confirms that both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Oliver Giroud are out of the Milan squad for tomorrow’s game against Juventus.

It kicks off at the Allianz Juventus Stadium on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

The Rossoneri were hoping to get Giroud in the starting XI after he came off the bench during the 3-2 Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Ibrahimovic is already out of action after rushing his comeback from knee surgery and aggravating his Achilles tendon instead.

However, during his press conference, coach Pioli revealed neither of the veteran forwards would be available.

“Ibrahimovic is not really doing better compared to how he was feeling before the Liverpool game, so he won’t be there against Juventus, and neither will Giroud,” said the tactician.

“Ibra wants to be Superman, but he can’t do that. Giroud developed lumbago after the Liverpool trip.”

Tiemoue Bakayoko is also out of action, with Davide Calabria and Rade Krunic carrying knocks.

Alessandro Florenzi could therefore have to play at right-back, while Ante Rebic is the only option as a centre-forward.

It also remains to be seen whether Alessio Romagnoli will play in defence with Fikayo Tomori, as Simon Kjaer could require rest.

10 Comments

  1. Michael

    It wouldn’t be Milan without half the starting lineup injured. I don’t know how we do it, but it’s beyond a joke at this point.

  2. LDN

    Knowing Juve, even with a full strength line up they won’t be able to beat this crippled Milan side.

  3. migi111

    Just wondering if the person who’s responsible of physical fitness, strength and conditioning, is up to date with the modern knowledge.

  4. Francis

    With IBRA @40 and injury prone Milan could have gone for a younger and healthier attack instead they got Giroud who is in the twilight of his career……. No intent of challenge from this milan

  5. Toni

    You can’t cheat nature…the center forwards are aged and it’s not a good news for Milan,it would have been nice to take advantage of juventus bad run now…such game is a morale booster

  6. Vogel

    Only 3 games in and milan are falling apart. Great business plan to sign old people.

    My 77 year old dad has nothing to do next week, anyone got Maldini’s phone number I’ll see if they want to sign him on a free.

  7. ricky

    No problem as the second hand banger of a GK will gift them some circus clown presents

  8. Milan Fan

    And apparently Pellegri is just irrelevant.

  9. Nick

    My Milanisti, let’s have a little more faith in those working behind the scenes. It’s the same athletic/fitness dept that made MIlan the fittest team coming out of knockdown in 2020.

    We have another game on Wed so coming fast. None of the players are on long term injuries and I’m not trying to absolve the athletic/fitness dept but it is Important to put injuries into context.

    Ibra-perfectly normal for a player coming off a lengthy injury to have a muscular injury soon after.

    Giroud-he’s been dealing with lumbago/back issues for almost 10 years. It’s not frequent but first started in 2012 at Arsenal. Down with Covid and no training for 2 weeks. Rushed him back days before CL game.

    Krunic-3rd bout of muscle fatigue, 1st was back in Empoli days and 2nd was during a preseason.

    Bakayoko-muscular injury. NOTE: missed Milan’s preseason as signed late.

    Messias-not 100% fit. NOTE: missed Milan’s preseason as signed late.

    Calabria-muscular injury. Normal.

    We will have to do our best tomorrow with whoever is available. We’ve done it before and will have to do it again, FORZA MILAN!

  10. jULIAN

    10-15 years ago there was this magic room called Milan Lab to boost players fitness and now we don’t know if these facilities still up to date to these days technology or not nor we know if these facilities still run or not.

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