Stefano Pioli has decided to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation for tonight’s game between Milan and Napoli in spite of Rafael Leao’s absence. As such, a lot of the responsibility in attack will shift to Charles De Ketelaere.
The Belgian has had a decent start to his Milan career, bagging one assist, and his ability to play up front has come in handy lately. However, the feeling is that he can do even better and the Rossoneri are waiting for the explosion.
As highlighted by Corriere Della Sera (via MilanNews), Leao’s absence has further increased the expectation on De Ketelaere as Milan need their attackers in great form tonight. Napoli are not an easy team to beat and they cannot afford to squander chances.
De Ketelaere arguably needs playing time to fully adapt to Milan’s style and thus patience is needed. But there is no doubt that he has a lot of quality, which we will hopefully see a bit of during tonight’s clash.