Rade Krunic arrived at Milan in the summer of 2019 and has since had limited success with the red and black shirt. However, against Hellas Verona tomorrow, he will get the chance from start in a good position.
As Hakan Calhanoglu is out with an injury, and Brahim Diaz failed to impress against Udinese, Krunic will start in the trequartista position. It’s indeed a makeshift XI, as he will have Alexis Saelemaekers and Jens Petter Hauge on either side of him.
Up front, Rafael Leao will start and the Bosnian will have to link up well with the Portuguese youngster, who hasn’t scored a goal since early January. As reported by Calciomercato.com, Paolo Maldini will watch with extra attention.
The director was responsible for bringing Krunic to Milan in the first place, deeming him perfect for Marco Giampaolo’s 4-3-1-2 system. Of course, that didn’t last for long but now Krunic will play in a position that could be a bit more comfortable for him.