GdS: Adli ready for his new adventure at Milan after a testing year with Bordeaux

By Oliver Fisher -

The Diavolo are currently be in heaven celebrating their 19th Scudetto, so you would be forgiven for forgetting the first ‘addition’ of the summer will soon be here.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes how Yacine Adli is ready for Milan after a tough year back on loan at Bordeaux as they were relegated after 31 years in Ligue 1, but it will only serve as a lesson for the future in Serie A.

It was a real up and down season for the team but also for Adli himself, who had to see his side slip into the abyss of the last phase while even wearing the captain’s armband at times, at the age of only 21.

Adli always trains to the maximum but must learn to manage himself in the game, because he the qualities to create for the forwards ahead of them yet sometimes fails to show them, or is not given sufficient help.

The sacking of Petkovic, who arrived in the summer after the European Championships with Switzerland, and the purge of certain leaders in the dressing room certainly gave a shock to the environment.

They hired David Guion as head coach in February, who even questioned Adli: “Yacine must concentrate totally on football, he must show more of his qualities, such as those of putting the attackers in the best conditions and creating positive game situations. He always trains to the maximum, but in the match he must manage himself better, even tactically.”

His arrival at Milan will only do him good, also to mentally regenerate himself, even if a period of integration and adaptation should be natural for a player who has been preparing for the new career stage for some time.

Since he was convinced by Maldini and Massara to join the Rossoneri, the Frenchman has been doing his own work programme which he has combined with training, with specific sessions together with an athletic trainer. He takes care of his diet too which involves a fair bit of olive oil, something produced among other things by his relatives in Algeria.

Adli has the esteem of Thierry Henry who commentated on Ligue 1 matches and stressed a desire to see the playmaker at the World Cup with France. However, Didier Deschamps is watching him at a distance for now, but taking the leap to a big club like Milan certainly cannot harm his chances.

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  1. Besides of having one more year of experience under his belt i would hope that he also has spend it on learning the italian language before arriving as that should make it easier adapting to a new club and culture.

  2. In the end he had 7 assists with a struggling side. Not bad imao. Im sure our fra players will help him adapt ok to a new league

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