Rade Krunic is yet to convince in his auditions playing at the base of a midfield three just in front of the defence, according to a report.
As Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes, one of the main tactical themes that characterises the Rossoneri’s preseason is understanding how Pioli will design and deploy his three-man midfield.
For the moment it is Krunic who has been playing the role of regista having started both the Real Madrid and Juventus friendlies in that position while on the USA tour, with Tijjano Reijnders and Ruben Loftus-Cheek either side as mezzalas.
While waiting for the return of Ismael Bennacer – which will take some time yet – the paper judged Krunic’s performance against Juventus as being quite a worrying one.
They picked out his ‘slow playmaking’, adding that if he wants to keep his place as the director of the midfield he will have to accelerate, because more imagination and creativity is needed from midfield.