There were several players praised after last night’s battling 1-0 win over Torino at San Siro in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s player ratings.
The newspaper (via MilanLive) gave the title of man of the match to the ‘match-winner’ Olivier Giroud who found himself in the right place at the right time to deliver three points, and he earned himself a 7 out of 10 score.
A 7 was also given to Sandro Tonali who was ‘omnipresent and intelligent’, showing signs of his dynamism even in a game that was slow and had little quality. Goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu got a 6.5 for saving Sanabria’s shot, while Fikayo Tomori and Davide Calabria also received the same score. Rade Krunic got a 6.5 as he was the creator of the assist for Giroud, and substitute Theo Hernandez also got the same grade.
Centre-backs Alessio Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer got a 6 as did Pierre Kalulu who did struggle a bit against Singo and came off due to being booked. A 6 also went to Franck Kessie, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Rafael Leao.
The only player below a 6 was Tiemoue Bakayoko who got a 5.5. The Frenchman does not seem to be in the best athletic condition and it showed in the yellow card he received.
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I think Baka is fine. He still needs time to adapt.
Bakayoko’s best time will be after January. Just like he did before. He is kinda long-adapting player.