MN: Brahim Diaz has not yet overcome his difficult moment but two examples teach patience

By Oliver Fisher -

After the great impact he had in the derby two weeks ago, Stefano Pioli entrusted the starting spot to Brahim Diaz in the role of attacking midfielder against Sampdoria and Salernitana, but he has disappointed again.

MilanNews writes how the Spaniard is currently in a rough patch of form that he has so far been unable to escape from, and the data shows that he has not scored in Serie A since 25 September against Spezia and has not provided an assist to his team-mates since 4 December in the reverse game against Salernitana.

Of course, Covid has a part to play because it derailed his rhythm when he was in his best form, striking after the win away against Atalanta. The player does not want an excuse or an alibi, but at this point it seems obvious how this factor has influenced the player’s season and he may be suffering from ‘long covid’.

It must also be considered that Brahim is only in his second proper season at the professional level because the minutes he accumulated at a very young age with Manchester City and Real Madrid are not significant enough, while at Milan he found consistent game time.

The player’s talent is undisputed, so much so that Real Madrid insisted on getting a buy-back at around €27-28m as part of the two-year loan, and there is already signs that patience is key. Rafael Leao and Sandro Tonali are two examples of why there cannot be too much pressure too early, because the Portuguese exploded in his third season while the former Brescia man needed a season of adaptation.

Brahim also perfectly matches Milan’s project, which is to bet on young players with talent, to develop them and to trust them through the expected periods of turbulence.

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  1. Why we talk about him.Let’s talk about guys we praise the whole season , Leao had 0 of 35 succesful driblings,lost ball 20 times, he was so uninterested for game,i heard on tv pioli screaming ”dai rafa dai rafa’ to recover ball he lost but he just watched opponent runing toward our goal, tomori looked also uninterested and lazy for first time since he came,maignan was out of the game in mind, so basicaly our main players was bad and we cant win like that, i just hope they will remember that they lost 4 points vs spezia and salernitatana when we finish 2nnd or 3rd at the end.

    1. He is mostly like that, the only difference from the last few seasons is that now he tries for 10-20 minutes per game so he scores more. If he actually tried for the full match he would be a world class inside forward, I still don’t think he will get there.

    2. There wasn’t a single player on the pitch that deserved any praise. Everyone’s mind was somewhere else. Only poor and absolutely horrible displays by Milan players.

      They really couldn’t care less about the 3 points yesterday. And that might cost them the scudetto.

  2. Why are people keep saying Brahim has a drop of form? Outside of the 2 games in Turin last season and the first month of this season when he scored few tap ins , he has been abysmal during these 2 years as a Milan player. This is who he is. He is a gimmicky player that at best can be a bench player, come in and provide a change of tempo. He has no business being Milan starting #10, but that’s on management.
    And by some reports , R. Madrid has a buy back clause only because Brahim requested it, since he still thinks that he can play for them one day. Madrid was indifferent, that’s why the buyback clause is almost the same amount as Milan’s option to buy.

  3. His stature + his skill is not enough for modern football, at least not to be a world class player. He isn’t Messi and doesn’t look like he will get there, and that is what you expect from a no. 10. Goals and/or assists. One of the worst things is that he plays good when everyone plays good, but can’t really pull the team. I don’t a club like Milan can afford to have a player like that at no. 10.

  4. Milan lost concentration after scoring one, the whole team played less as they used to, you can’t put blame on anybody but blame all including the Pioli himself.
    Everybody were clumsy as the opponent were more dangerous than us.

  5. Just be patient guys. Remember this club so patient wait 3 season for lord Hakan play mediocre and yet Brahim still just starter in this season, next season Brahim have adili as competitor and he must gear up if not losing starting spot ( this season his competitor only king krunic and prince Daniel Maldini that flop too )

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