After the 2-1 Victory over Bologna we could all think about a possible 4-3-3-Effect. Why? Well, at the start of the season we played in a 4-3-3 with Borini and Suso as wingers almost every time. We won against Cagliari, Crotone and Shkendija in the Europa League qualification. All together pretty impressive wins. However then our former coach Vincenzo Montella decided to change to a 3-5-2. Not the best decision as we know now. Many think about bonucci wanting this choice but its not entirely sure who was responsible for this change. But after we changed to a 3-5-2 we’ve become less agressive and we were out of ideas a lot of the time. We haven’t scored many goals, and we began to lose or draw several times. After sacking Montella, Gattuso started playing with a 3-man-defense as his forerunner Montella. But after the disaster against Rijeka Gattuso changed our team around to a 4-3-3 again. Finally.
So what is the reason that milan plays so much better with 4-3-3. In my opinion one key reason is that both our wingers Borini and Suso can both be wingers in this formation, and they don’t have to play like midfielders. This offers them so much space which players of their caliber can use for really good offensive opportunitys. And i think our midfield has more room to spread between each other which allows our players to show their full skill. The best way to show this is that Giacomo Bonaventura has scored 3 goals in the last 2 Serie A Matches. Great work Jack! Last but not least we have got a part of our defensive stability back, which is great to see. We aren’t at the defensive level we could be, but we’re improving.
What do you think? Do you like the 4-3-3? Do you think about any alternatives?