On the afternoon of September 27th, AC Milan will play away against Crotone. Milan coach Pioli attended the press conference yesterday. He said that during the absence of Ibrahimovic, the team will continue to move forward, and if necessary, Casey will appear in the guard position.
Crotone is a very good club and their coach Stropa is very good. Crotone recently signed 9 new players. They are of high level and deserve our respect. They will fight to the end, so we have to be fully prepared for this.
He is a mature player and he focuses on our work and team. I will try my best to send the best lineup to play.
Rebic is a forward. In our lineup system, he often plays the role of left winger. He knows when to get in. I think he can also be a good center. His body and technique are very good, and I believe he can also stand out in this position.
We have four midfielders, and they are all excellent. I don't think there is anyone that I would particularly consider. What we need is a midfielder who can connect the front and back courts. Tonali is young, but he is very smart and mature. He came to the team for a short time, our system is not the same as Brescia, so he still needs time.
At this stage of the season, we do face some difficulties. But we will not be afraid of Ibrahimovic's absence, we are a united and strong team. I also contacted Ibrahimovic after the game yesterday. He is very good. He is now self-training at home and he is also very motivated. His absence has dealt a heavy blow to the team, but we must move forward courageously. This is also an opportunity for the team to grow and improve. We must strive for the best results, and when Ibrahimovic returns, we will become stronger.
I talked to Casey about this, and he said he could stand as a guard when needed. He is the only player on the team who is not a guard but can also serve as a guard. I hope there won't be such an opportunity, but if such an emergency occurs, he will be ready to stand up.