GdS: Rebic situation remains puzzling; He could make first start vs. Napoli

By Oliver Fisher -

Ante Rebic could be given his first start of the season when Milan face Napoli after the international break, according to a report.

The Croatian was the last summer purchase made by Milan, arriving on loan on deadline day from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt with Andre Silva going the other way.

However, he has found opportunities hard to come by so far with the Rossoneri shirt and is yet to start a game, despite some assuming he would become a key figure under new head coach Stefano Pioli.

Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) provides some interesting numbers regarding his time at Milan so far. Rebic has played just 129 minutes on the pitch, zero goals, zero assists, while he already has two yellow cards in six appearances.

However, since Hakan Calhanoglu is suspended and Samu Castillejo is injured, Pioli could give Rebic his first start and hope to capitalise on high morale after his games with Croatia.

The alternatives include Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Paqueta, who could both be pushed up from their usual midfield roles.

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