Rafael Leao has once again declared that the role he plays in the team is not important but rather that he contributes with goals and assists.
There are two different routes Stefano Pioli can go down in terms of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Sunday’s game against Genoa with the Swede suspended for one game following the red card he received in the 3-1 victory against Parma.
One of them involves playing Leao as a striker, and it is an idea that divides opinion among the fan base as some believe the Portuguese forward can play that role well while others insist he is a natural winger.
Leao was interviewed by Sky Italia a few days before the game against Genoa and of course three days after he scored the third goal in Milan’s win over Parma. He began by discussing his preferred role, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.
“It doesn’t matter the role, whether it’s centre-forward or winger, the important thing is to help the team, score goals, assist, when I have the opportunity to play I have to try to give my best,” he said.
On Sunday’s match and the rest of the season: “It’s a very important match, it’s the end of the season and we want to go to the Champions League, if I try to do my best I can help the team.”