GdS: Messias fully demonstrates character and clinical nature – management smug about his signing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli gave a first start of the season to Junior Messias and the winger certainly did not disappoint, scoring a brace against Genoa last night.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes this morning, Messias is at Milan for the qualities that he offers and not just because of the incredible journey he has been on since arriving in Italy. He is very much an asset to the team and to the attacking department, giving versatility and something different to the other forwards who play centrally or to the right.

The double he scored at the Ferraris are the sign of a clinical nature in front of goal that Milan have got used to having from Ante Rebic. The first goal was pure instinct and awareness to head over the keeper who was off his line, while the second was a very measured first time finish into the far corner, showing he will not waste chances presented.

Messias has struggled to get to where he is now, but this is a closed chapter and he feels he still has a long way to go. The 30-year-old Brazilian is showing that he has the right personality to succeed at Milan while Maldini and his colleagues are feeling smug about their deadline day purchase.

READ MORE: Pioli gets the answer he wanted as Milan end mini-crisis with comfortable win

Tags AC Milan Junior Messias


      1. What? He isn’t a top right winger, but could become, he grew so much in 1.5 season. He does run for 2 people and in his first full season in Serie A he had 2 goals and 5 assists, not really bad. He is also becoming a first team player for Belgium after that season. But here “Guardiola” and “Cappelo” don’t think he is the player for Milan. 😀 If I remember correctly you wrote similar things when they signed Messias, now you probably call him Messi.

      2. He is still young. He will improve. The only thing Saelemakers shouldn’t do is to participate too deep in defense ))))
        And probably he needs to learn how to calm his emotions. Receives too much yellow cards just for no reason.

  1. Saelemaekers needs to drastically step up his game. Hasn’t scored in almost a year and generally isn’t too clinical.
    Messias on the other hand looks like someone on a mission.

  2. This just highlights how poor our right wing (Saele and Samu) is. With these 2 over the past 2 years, we have constantly zero threat from this side and we simply cannot afford this anymore. Our game has become far too predictable (attack only from LW) and it getting harder and harder for Leao/Rebic/Theo because of that.
    I always thought that Saele is not (and will never be) up to the level – at least to be a starter choice. He can be a good substitute but that’s it.
    LW is the only position that we actually don’t have a starter.

    1. The problem is there is no real competition, Saelemakers is the only player that can play that good, and now Messias but he was injured until few weeks ago. If he plays on the wing we don’t have an AMC replacement for Diaz. So we need one player, on any of those 2 positions. I don’t understand why do you think Martinez started playing him in the first team of Belgium national team if he is so horrible? They have top players and he runs more than anyone on the team, defends well and isn’t too bad forward. He is also 22, played in Belgium until his 20th, you don’t become a top player overnight if you aren’t a supertalent and already amazing as a teenager.

Comments are closed

Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.