MN: Croatian duo could be the secret weapons to make Pioli’s attack even more deadly

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s Croatian duo could play a very important part in the team’s fortunes between now and the end of the season.

As MilanNews writes, comparing the first half of the 2019-20 season that Rebic had with the first half of the current season would be harsh, but it is worth noting how after ending the previous campaign as top scorer, Rebic has once again started firing and contributing important goals.

Milan seized and maintained top spot in Serie A without Rebic’s goals pre-Christmas (Lazio at home aside) but his five league assists help. However, the return of the clinical Rebic in front of goal will help, as he has shown to be an unpredictable and lethal element. It is no coincidence that Pioli decided to keep him on the pitch against Crotone, and he responded with a 69-second brace.

Mario Mandzukic has not been seen much, but the process of getting up to speed is still one that is continuing. Rebic’s compatriot has amassed just 50 minutes of game time against Atalanta, Bologna and Crotone, only skipping the derby due to an ankle discomfort.

It is best to review Mandzukic in a month, when he will be up to speed fully both athletically and in terms of the mechanisms of the team. When will the first start arrive? It could well be the first leg in Belgrade next week.

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Mario Mandzukic