After Stefano Pioli admitted that Brahim Diaz might be struggling with the after-effects of Covid, the time has come for the playmaker to put it behind him and go back to being decisive.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes that against a strong opponent like Napoli, the Rossoneri need quality, unpredictability and decisive plays and that is why Brahim will get the nod from the first minute despite his recent lack of form.
He is a fundamental cog in Milan’s attack, even if Pioli did admit in his pre-match press conference that he may be struggling from a condition point of view. “It is possible that Covid has taken something away from him. He must find those technical plays he has. This year he is more empowered, there is that he feels the pressure,” he said.
If Ibrahimovic’s goals are the constant, the inspiration of those who will move behind him is the variable: Junior Messias will be hoping to add to his tally, while Brahim Diaz will look to operate between the lines and cause problems again.