By 90Min
October 29, 2017

Milan boss Vincenzo Montella hinted at trying to bring in a top striker in the summer following his post-match comments. 

Milan have failed to beat a top six side this season, losing to Roma, Lazio, Inter and now Juve, the difference having been the strikers. With the other sides armed with Higuain, Icardi, Immobile and Dzeko, Milan are stuck with Kalinic who is not at the same level. 

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As quoted by Football Italia, Montella said: “Top players worth €100m won’t come without the Champions League. Not everyone has a Gonzalo Higuain, the match was decided by a top player who created two goals out of nothing.

“I don’t envy anything that Juventus have. They set the example as a team built over time. They are experienced and are now introducing some young players, but they are built to win the Champions League."

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Milan splashed out a combined €63m on Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic, but the pair have just nine goals in all competitions between them - Immobile [17], Dzeko [10] and Mertens [11] have all scored more. The bridge in quality is clear to see, and the summer spending of over €200m has not fixed this goal-scoring issue - now failing to score in their last three home games.

“There was optimism over the summer because big achievements are possible if you approach them the right way," Montella said. 


“We are a restructured squad and in the games against the big clubs, apart from 15 minutes with Lazio, we always played on level terms. This is scant consolation, but we must be more clinical in front of goal.

"The team put in a good performance, we were just a little tired. We were balanced and had twice as many shots compared to Juve. We could’ve broken the deadlock earlier, but their strikers did better. We now have to react straight away and focus on winning in Athens on Thursday for the Europa League.”

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