CorSera: Pioli and the decision to field Krunic as trequartista – surprising but just as suitable

By Isak Möller -

Despite conceding a goal in the second half, Milan were able to hold on and eventually put the game against Celtic to bed with the 3-1 goal. On Monday evening, they will take on Roma at the San Siro. 

Stefano Pioli decided to make a few changes to the starting eleven last night, giving a few players some rest. The Rossoneri didn’t look bothered by it and certainly showed off their depth options, with Rade Krunic getting on the scoresheet, for example.

To replace the injured Hakan Calhanoglu, everyone thought that Pioli would put Brahim Diaz as the attacking midfielder and Rafael Leao on the left. Instead, he decided to field Krunic behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Diaz on the left.

As reported by Corriere Della Sera (via MilanNews.it), the move was just as surprising as it was suitable. The Bosnian scored his first goal with the Milan shirt after less 15 minutes and provided an excellent performance in that position.

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