GdS: Stats show a worrying decline from Brahim Diaz – he must rediscover brilliance

By Oliver Fisher -

Head coach Stefano Pioli must be worried about the form of Brahim Diaz as the playmaker has not put in consistently good performances for months now.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes how until he contracted Covid, Brahim Diaz was a decisive player for the Rossoneri as he amassed 4 goals and 2 assists in the first 9 games he played. He returned on November 3 against Porto and since then he has not scored, but has two assists against Genoa (December 1) and Salernitana (December 4).

There is other worrying data too, as his average shots per game have fallen (from 1.71 to 0.87), his chances created are down (from 1.14 to 0.80 per game) and his dribbles attempted are also on the decline (3.71 to 3.20 per game).

Given that he has now has ample time to dispose of the after-effects of Covid, it seems that his blockage is more mental than physical and he must reignite the spark that made him decisive in the first few games. Milan expect a concrete contribution from him in the final rush, which involves 12 decisive league games and a cup semi-final derby.

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  1. What brilliance? He’s physically weak af and technically not that great, too.

    He has flashes of good play with often no end product. No flashes of brilliance from him whatsoever.

    Management’s biggest mistake was not getting a proper attacking midfielder to replace Hakan first in the summer and then in January.

  2. Brahim needs a mentor in that role. He wasn’t ready to make that big leap, but maldini and co forced it on him.

    The decent thing to do to save the poor lad the embarrassment and constant criticism is to sign a starter in that role, let Brahim come in as a substitute

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