‘Better suited deeper’ – fans call for Daniel Maldini to change position after Paolo-esque challenge

By Oliver Fisher -

Some fans are calling for Stefano Pioli to reinvent the role of Daniel Maldini after a sensational sliding tackle that the youngster pulled off against Genoa last night.

The No.27 showed that he has certainly learned a thing about sliding challenges from his dad Paolo as he raced back and won possession with a beautiful intervention during the second half of last night’s 3-1 Coppa Italia extra-time win over the Grifone. As expected, people are now calling for him to play deeper.

Justin on Twitter simply replied: “CDM.” Anthony Manx said: “I think his future could be in the midfield. Very skilled in the defensive phase, and playing further back will give him more time on the ball.”

Hassan added: “I think he’s better suited deeper in the field, can be moulded into a solid midfielder.” Milan10000 remarked: “He did better in defensive phase. I really want to see him play in deep role.”

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  1. shiva says:

    For a second there i was having Paolo flashbacks. Wicked fun!

  2. Damien says:

    Was lovely to see. It was very reminiscent

  3. ForzaMilan says:

    People thinks as if it’s easy to change players role from one to another like a video games lol.

    Say Pioli change Maldini role as Defensive Midfielder but why would he pick him as first choice when he already have players like Tonali, Benacer, Kessie, Krunic, or Bakayoko who already played that role long and better than Maldini? Not to mention Pobega and Adli will be coming back to Milan next season. The chance for Maldini to play will be very little if he change his role as DM.

    Just keep Maldini as playmaker and loan him to a club where he can play a lot and develop his potential.

    1. Milan from aus says:

      True, but against spezia he might actually be an interesting option, would provide more entertainment than krunic

    2. Chief says:

      agree , right now though he is still better than Baka, Baka is not agressive and a lazy player, gives up too easily on 50/50 balls

  4. Kusye says:

    He has Paolo’s tackle

  5. Joel Serrano says:

    Maldini & Gabbia needs to be loan out to a mid table team. Gabbia because of speed, maldini cause of his last name they need to be on there on. Making mistake & overcome them also. Torino or Bologna will be great.

    1. manu says:

      I don’t think we have the capacity now to loan out Gabbia. With Tomori out for a month, we have a shortage of CBs.

    2. Samora says:

      No loan for Daniel; don’t even think about it. Best believe he’s “The One”!

      Forza 🔴⚫Milan

  6. Vero Rossonero says:

    Joel, I don’t think a loan is going to increase Gabbia’s speed. Not saying he won’t benefit, but his speed is never going to change at this point (until he gets even slower from age).

    1. Chief says:

      lol, still could beat that clumsy Baka in a foot race

  7. Vero Rossonero says:

    Tomori replacement.

  8. Joe says:

    5 y.o. Daniel with PERFECT tackle on Clarence Seedorf at Milan ‘s 2007 UCL Celebrations

    1. Milan from aus says:

      Wow, thank your for finding this

  9. DP says:

    He should be a box to box midfielder. behind the ball

  10. Joe Middle Village says:

    I think Eliot need to roll up their sleeves and go for 1 big signing. Like Botman. The investment is worth it. Especially for the scudetto and champions league which would bring in more money.

  11. Chief says:

    lol, still could beat that clumsy Baka in a foot race

  12. Samora says:

    Don’t You Dare Loan Danny!!

    🔴⚫Milan Until 4ever Ends!

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