Milan secured all three points against Juventus in what was one of their top performances all year long. Christian Abbiati was ruled out with an injury during the warm-up passing on the captain’s armband to Riccardo Montolivo, who gave off signals of a world-class leader on the pitch.
Nocerino and De Jong were massive in the match, running from box to box, sparking up the many counter attacks, and showing off their vigor. However, it was Montolivo who demonstrated those shades of Pirlo/Zidane qualities throughtout the match.
Playing as the ball-holder, keeping cool under pressure, and even showing moments of elegence. A captain for the future? The real number 10?
Meanwhile, the back line was marvelous in keeping out the Bianconeri attacks. Kevin Constant and Mattia De Sciglio bossed the flanks while Philippe Mexes yet again gave another convincing performance. Mattia claimed:
“We worked well for this victory” “We have to keep our feet on the ground and focus on the next game against Catania. We must not lose our concentration.”
Milan’s young hero Stephen El Sharaawy made several darting runs down the wings, but was unable to carry out his superstar potential.
Milanisti could also ask themselves on what would now happen to Allegri from this victory after Berlusconi announced last week that he will continue to chase Pep Guardiola. The Milan manager had his thoughts:
“I’m flattered that Milan is looking at Guardiola as my replacement” “He is one of the best coaches in the world. We played well as a unit today and the players deserve a lot of credit today.”
There are numerous top clubs looking for the signature of Pep Guardiola including the likes of premier league and european champions Manchester City and Chelsea.
In your Opinion, What do you think of Milan’s astounding counter-attacking performance against the champions Juventus? Do you think Milan can attract Guardiola if they fail to qualify for Champions League. Is Montolivo the derserving future captain for the Rossoneri?