Sandro Tonali has become a leader in AC Milan’s midfield department, showing immense growth from a difficult first season.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes how Tonali has holds the keys to the Rossoneri midfield having started every league game so far this season and his growth has been exponential, something which few expected after his first campaign saw some struggles in adapting.
The numbers show just how much he has taken his game to another level. The average number of balls played per game, for example, has practically doubled compared to a year ago (from 37.8 to 66.3) and chances created have instead increased from 0.6 to 1.3.
The average successful dribbles per game is over five times higher (from 0.2 to 1.3), as well as the one concerning shots in goal (from 0.4 to 1.8). Add to this an average of 6 ball recoveries and it is clear that Tonali’s armoury is growing.