He did it before with us roud:
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Koeman4 said:Talking clearly, Barça LOVE to have the ball and I don't think Milan have the kind of team to defend for 180 minutes. To win Barça, you need to disconnect our midfield and have the ball as much as you can, then we suffer.
Deano said:Not totally Capello style although I think against barca it could be better to have an organised defence and to counter.
Sadly, yes.Elephant King said:With all due respect to you and your team, did you actually watch the '94 final?
Yeah... to say the truth I don't remember that final very well, since I don't like to review it. The last image I have of Capello was that Barça-Juve some years ago. I was refering to that.We didnt defend for 90 minutes to begin with. And about the 'disconnect your midfield and have the balls etc', Capello did JUST THAT.
that's the only way to play them in my view, ok you have to press the midfield but making the game too open will be suicide.Deano said:Not totally Capello style although I think against barca it could be better to have an organised defence and to counter.
I have already stated that if you are to achieve this then I believe one of Pirlo and Seedorf must be dropped as I believe that these two could get seriously over-run by a faster/stronger Barcelona team. It would be fine to have both of these if Milan were garaunteed the ball, but I pretty much doubt it. Either Maldini should go to LB and Serginho move forward or Ambrosini should start. The thing with Pirlo despite his bad form is that you know on counter-attacks his great passing may be needed, but at the same time dropping Seedorf, I cant see Ancelotti doing so.Andy Christ said:Barca can't be overplayed on attacking front. Milan has to play in careful fashion and above all avoid stupid mistakes in the back. Milan will score some goals from counterattacks anyway as Barca's defense is still pretty vulnerable when going against world class attackers. So it's not necessary to try and take the control over the midfield and win the possession (especially as it would be a pretty hopeless feat anyway), Milan just has to play a solid game in the back and hope for the best. What will be the key question is if the defense line+Gattuso can make life hard for the supertrio of Ronnie, Messi and Eto'o. If Milan fails in that aspect then they don't have a chance.