De Sciglio set for start in midfield

By Oliver Fisher -

Milan may be shaking things up drastically in their upcoming game away at Atalanta due to a foot injury on National Team duty for Keisuke Honda.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Sinisa Mihajlovic has stuck with the classic 4-4-2 formation during preparations for the short trip to Bergamo.

However, in an unexpected twist, it is reported the Serb has been trying full-back Mattia De Sciglio in the vacant right midfield position due to the Honda injury.

In addition to this, Andrea Poli has been thrown into the mix for a start at RM also, but this is a less natural fit due to his lack of pace and playing experience in a wide position.

Abate in action against chievo. | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Abate in action against chievo. | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Regardless of this, even the inclusion of De Sciglio in that position would be a strange one, due to his ineffectiveness in recent performances with regards to his attacking play. There are doubts about his quality of delivery and movement along the flank, something which is crucial out on the wing.

The more natural thing to do would surely be to shift Ignazio Abate up the pitch more, and play either De Sciglio or even Davide Calabria at right-back where they would be more suited.

It is a dilemma which really demonstrates Milan’s lack of genuine creative wide players, and with the recent links to Anwar El-Ghazi and Hatem Ben Arfa still rife, perhaps it would be wise to steer in that direction in terms of a first strike in the summer mercato.

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