February 25, 2024

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 04: Alessandro Florenzi of AC Milan reacts during the Serie A TIM match between AC Milan and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 04, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Player Ratings: AC Milan 0-1 Udinese – Jovic the worst; Reijnders disappoints

AC Milan’s Dutch midfielder #14 Tijani Reijnders (L) fights for the ball with Udinese’s Argentine defender #18 Nehuen Perez during the Italian Serie A football match between AC Milan and Udinese at San Siro stadium in Milan, on November 04, 2023. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

It was another tough evening for AC Milan as they lost the game against Udinese, who were in the relegation zone before the round started. Below are the player ratings for the Rossoneri, with many disappointing performances to discuss.

 

Starting XI

Maignan (6): He couldn’t do anything about the goal, with it being a penalty, and he made one good save after that to deny Udinese a second.

 

Calabria (6): The captain had the right energy and at least really tried to put in a good shift, finding a good balance between defence and attack. He’s certainly not to blame tonight.

 

Thiaw (6): He had a few questionable moments perhaps, but started the game very well and won quite a few duels out there tonight.

 

Tomori (6): Playing alongside Florenzi, he was needed in the defensive phase and performed on a good level as usual.

 

Alessandro Florenzi Milan

Florenzi (5.5): Mixed bag from him tonight. Defensively, he was poor if we’re being honest, nearly gifting a goal in the first half. He made up for that slightly with some good moves in attack, including a Bergkamp-esque spin (shame he couldn’t get the shot away) and a good shot from distance towards the end.

 

Musah (5): He got on the ball a lot but apart from one shot from distance, he failed to beat his man and thus made things difficult for Milan when going forward. We all know that he can do a lot better even in the 1v1 situations.

 

Krunic (5): Supposedly went off with a muscular injury but it could have easily been for his performance. Sluggish on the ball and failed to find his teammates with the long passes. Some good interceptions but nothing more than that.

 

Reijnders (5): Another game with another big miss. He got into a good position at the start of the second half and tried to dink it over the keeper, when he should have just gone for power. The fact he didn’t even get it on target says a lot. He had one good key pass for Calabria, though, but nothing more.

 

Tijjani Reinders Milan

Leao (5.5): We keep saying the same thing every week and that is end product. He has his moments, bursting down the flank and getting past his man, but the final pass has not been there lately. Tonight was no different, though he was basically the only hope in our attack.

Giroud (5): He can do a lot with good service, as we saw against Napoli, but he didn’t get that tonight. Maybe one or two good knockdowns, but he struggled. Then again, he also needs to get the ball from his teammates.

 

Jovic (4.5): The Serbian went down way too easily on the challenges, even if he should have had one free-kick. Given that he actually did get some service from his teammates, we cannot spare him on this one.

 

Substitutes

Adli (5): Say what you want about the decision, but he committed the foul that led to the penalty. He was good in possession but it doesn’t make up for such a mistake.

 

Okafor (5): He was brought on for the second half and yet we barely saw him out there. Furthermore, he had one big chance towards the end but failed to get a shot away.

 

Loftus-Cheek (5.5): The Englishman didn’t add that much to the game, if we’re being honest, but it was nice to see him back.

 

Romero (N/A): He didn’t play enough to get a rating.

 

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