It hasn't been the best of times for the Diavolo recently. There was a poor performance leading to a loss to Sassuolo, who seem to always be the side to wreck a good vibe going around Milan. Then it was the Flying Donkeys of Chievo who revealed a team that aren't at their absolute best of late.
Christian Abbiati, a rare showing for the goalkeeper due to the injured Gianluigi Donnarumma, slated his side's uninspiring showing.
He wasn't wrong, with a few names being mentioned a couple of times not bringing the right attitude to the field. The back-line didn't seem to click has they had done, and the movement going forward appeared rather lethargic.
Of course, due to the wonderful past two months experienced by Milan, these cracks were even more blatantly obvious, as fans hadn't been accustomed to such showings of late.
However, these results shouldn't be a sign of things to come, but more of a way to show their progress. Earlier this season, results like this were happening more often than not. Losses to Genoa and Napoli showcased a Milan side devoid of ideas, including poor draws to both Verona and Carpi.
So now, instead of getting worked up that things aren't working, realistically this feels like a natural drop in form.
One man, a former Rossoneri Coach in the shape of Giovanni Trapattoni, believes the recent fall in positive results isn't something that should hinder their progress.
"Milan have fallen into a tricky situation," Trapattoni told Mediaset Premium. "They are just struggling lately to find that winning goal and therefore lost some enthusiasm. I think [Sinisa] Mihajlovic has the ability to guide them into the Europa League."
Trapattoni is right, it is just a slight obstacle they need to navigate to get back on form. This supposed drop in form has only occurred over the last two matches, with the loss to Sassuolo and the aforementioned bore draw versus Chievo.
What makes for kinder reading is Milan's final set of fixtures. Other than Lazio, Juventus and Roma, Mihajlovic has a kind run-in with struggling teams. On paper at least, they should be hoping to bag a good 12-15 points in these remaining games.
Even with a rejuvenated Sampdoria and a plucky Bologna to visit, those three tough games already mentioned are all hosted at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
So let this be a time not to worry Milanisti, but a time to rejoice that things are definitely moving forward for them. The losses are no longer expected, and this spells progress.
Europe is more than on the cards should they want it, especially if it means toppling Inter in the process.
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