It has been obvious for quite some time that AC Milan’s big strength is their left flank, which is one of the strongest in Europe thanks to Theo Hernandez and Rafael Leao.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) talk about just how much impact the French full-back and the Portuguese winger have, beginning by stating that dating back to the start of last season they duo are responsible for 32% of Milan’s dribbles and 22% of opportunities created.
It is almost impossible to stop them in Italy and together they have a valuation that is somewhere around €200m, even if they are virtually priceless to the Rossoneri given their importance.
The duo will certainly be among the protagonists of Milan’s match tomorrow night against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, in what is a game that will tell us a lot about the Rossoneri’s European path.
Pioli will obviously focus a lot on the duo, who are creators of constant havoc thanks in large part to their pace, power, dribbling and the chemistry they have established. Leao will be able to go full throttle tomorrow too, knowing he can rest against Napoli due to the red card he got against Sampdoria.