Milan coach Stefano Pioli announced on Tuesday that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest addition to the injured squad as he seeks to return to the winning path against Empoli ahead of the Serie A winter break.
Milan have lost important players such as Simon Kerr, Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud, Raphael Liao and Davide Calabria to injury in recent weeks, and the absences coincided with the team’s decline.
And Pioli told a press conference: Ibrahimovic will not be there due to an excessive load on his knee.
Milan won one point from its last three matches in all competitions.
He fell to third place in the league after losing 1-0 to Napoli, four points behind leaders Inter Milan, before visiting Empoli on Wednesday.
“The number of muscle injuries in November was very high, and in the long run you can pay for that,” Bewley said. We are getting over the problem and we will get over it after the winter break.
Milan started the season strongly and did not lose in the first 12 league matches, but only achieved two victories in the last seven matches.
He faces a fraught task against the ninth-placed Empoli, who has been the surprise of the season so far after being promoted from the second division, and has not lost in its last five matches.
“When results don’t come, it’s right to be less calm, but more resolute,” Bewley added. We want to get back on track after losing at home, Milan played a good game against Napoli. But we make some untenable mistakes if we want to get a result, so obviously we need to put in more effort. We need more quality.