AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli decided to give Pierre Kalulu his first minutes of the season against Juventus, and he clearly liked what he saw.
As Calciomercato.com writes, Pioli decided to field Fikayo Tomori on the right side of the defence against Juve rather than perhaps a more natural right-back, but when Simon Kjaer went down injured and was forced off, Kalulu was thrown into the fold and things suddenly looked much better.
We could be talking about a match winner had Kalulu’s shot got past Szczesny in the final moments but of course scoring is not his job, despite the fact that he already found the net last season away against Genoa.
It was a good answer after a summer during which his future was never 100% certain and a loan was talked about given that Calabria and Florenzi are both right-backs, and at the Allianz Stadium he certainly reminded everyone of his talent.
Pioli is expected to pick him again tonight to face Venezia at San Siro with Spezia and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League both upcoming. The Frenchman is proving himself to be a valuable additional resource.