GdS: Three roles and a hand in goals – Milan smile as the Theo Hernandez train is back

By Oliver Fisher -

Theo Hernandez is known as being a leader of AC Milan and it is perhaps no coincidence that an upturn in the teams fortunes has run parallel with the Frenchman finding his form too.

La Gazzetta dello Sport recall how the volley leading to the first goal against Atalanta on Sunday was registered at 104.42 kilometres per hour, a staggering strike that needed immense confidence to even be tried, and ultimately it paved the way for Milan’s fourth consecutive victory.

Theo likes a game against Atalanta, as many will recall his 60-metre run and finish in the game at San Siro last season which meant only a draw was needed in the final game to end the wait for the Scudetto.

The left-back was having a positive first part of the season up to the World Cup but seemed to suffer from a post-Qatar drop in form, as the entire team did, which led to the crisis of January. In February the spark came: an assist against Toro kicked off the ascent, before the excellent performance against Monza and an MVP-worthy display against Atalanta.

That is without forgetting the Champions League match against Spurs when he beat Cristian Romero in the air and struck a shot that directly led to Brahim Diaz’s goal early on, and subsequently a 1-0 first leg victory.

The heat map of the Frenchman’s match against Atalanta confirms his rebirth. Theo played full-back, in the middle and in some moments as an advanced playmaker, often stationed beyond the midfield.

Last year the former Real Madrid man finished with 5 goals and 10 assists. For now the stats say 2 goals and 5 assists, with the idea of ​​adjusting that in the coming weeks.

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