AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has been able to add two more players to his list of those considered untouchable, according to a report.
There is without doubt a group of players that Pioli knows are essential to the cause and must be in the line-up when possible, like Maignan, Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez, Kessie and Saelemaekers.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com), Pioli realised after the 2-1 win against Spezia on Saturday that he has two new untouchables to add to the aforementioned core of players.
The duo in question both came off the bench as it was Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz that made a big impact. The former had a hand in both goals and showed a real willingness to get Spezia on the back foot, while the latter was brought on late but got into a position to score the winning goal.
They both needed some rest in the game against Thiago Motta’s side, but at the moment they are too important for Milan.