Brahim Diaz didn’t have it all his own way last season as he struggled from September onwards, but his performance in the win over Udinese to begin the 2022-23 campaign has generated excitement.
Calciomercato.com recall how Brahim Diaz is no stranger to starting the season on the right foot. In round one of 2021-22 he scored the winning goal against Sampdoria at the Marassi, and he would net four times in the first nine games overall with three of them being decisive goals.
He was on fire against Udinese, as his testing low shot caused Silvestri to parry the ball out with Calabria getting fouled attempting to slot in the rebound, thus resulting in the 1-1 goal from the spot. Then Brahim gambled intelligently and was in the right spot to stab home and make it 3-2 after a defensive mix-up, before he found Rebic not long after to make it 4-2, adding an assist to his goal.
His last goal wasin a Serie A match last September 25, a 2-1 win against Spezia, and now he wants to put Pioli in difficulty from the start of the season by performing well and keeping Adli and De Ketelaere out of the team through sheer hard work and end product.
The Rossoneri head coach has also declared on several occasions that he does not see his squad in terms of starters and bench players: “I don’t want to talk more about the starters, we have 26 starters and everyone will play.” Music to the ears of Brahim, who is already aiming to convince.