Giampaolo: “There is plenty to work on; Paqueta and Leao’s best position?…”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo has admitted he liked what he saw in Saturday’s friendly win, but also that there is plenty to work on.

The Rossoneri were victorious in their penultimate friendly of the summer, beating Feronikeli 2-0 in Kosovo.

Suso was on the scoresheet again for Milan amid rumours he could be sold, while Fabio Borini also netted in the second half.

Giampaolo saw the positives from the game, and also commented on certain individuals – such as Lucas Paqueta – and their role in his side.

“This match has given us plenty of points to think about, work on and improve, the coach told Milan TV.

“It was played at a lower tempo compared to our previous games. There are always lessons to be learned from these types of matches, because in the league we’ll come up against teams who will sit back and wait for us, packing the defence in doing so.

“When this happens, we’ll have to be creative, because we need to have different ideas to the opponents we’re up against.”

“For me, Lucas [Paqueta] is a mezzala, he plays instinctively and I want to nurture him.

“Jack [Bonaventura] has quality, he’s intuitive and reads the game well. He’s an important player who needs to get back fully fit – he hasn’t played for many months. He needs to be patient in working to start feeling comfortable in his body.

“Like Paquetá, Leão is an instinctive footballer. He’s just come in and I need to understand what position could best suit him out on the pitch.”

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