Following the Scudetto win, 14 of AC Milan’s players were called up for international duty for the final task of the season. Several of them did well and down below is a round-up of the players that were in action.
MilanNews have compiled the data for each Rossoneri player that took part in international games for this break. They will now have a well-deserved vacation and return to Milanello a little later than the others (June 4th).
Alessandro Florenzi is very close to being permanently signed by Milan and if his performances on international duty told us anything, it’s that they should do it. He started the 1-1 draw against Germany and wore the captain’s armband, and he also played a few minutes against England.
Sandro Tonali did really well as he played the entire game against Germany, 10 minutes against Hungary and then 90 minutes against England. He was suspended for the last game due to two yellow cards, but he did really well nonetheless.
Davide Calabria played the entire game against Hungary and also the disappointing defeat against Germany last night. Tommaso Pobega, who will return to Milan for next month, got some space too as he played 11 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Germany.
As for Italy’s U21 side, Alessandro Plizzari and Lorenzo Colombo secured a spot in the Euros. The goalkeeper started both games and the striker came off the bench in both of them.
Mike Maignan showed his qualities between the sticks as he played the two games against Croatia from start to finish. He was one of the best players in both of these games despite the fact that France drew one and lost one of them. Theo Hernandez played two games, the ones against Denmark (loss) and Austria (draw).
Fikayo Tomori made his first start for England in the game against Italy. He impressed a lot and the clash finished 0-0, with Gianluca Scamacca struggling big time against the Milan defender. It was the only clean sheet for England during the break, and the only game for Tomori.
Ismael Bennacer impressed with his country as he played all three games against Uganda, Tanzania and Iran. He got 3/3 wins and he also registered an assist, while also wearing the armband against Iran.
Alexis Saelemaekers was called up for the four games but was never used by the manager Roberto Martinez.
Rade Krunic got an assist yesterday as Bosnia managed to beat Finland 3-2. He played the full 90 minutes in that game, as well as the one against Montenegro, and he got an hour in the first clash against Finland.
Marko Lazetic played against the Netherlands and Ukraine, he managed to find the back of the net against the former.
Fode Ballo-Toure started in the game against Rwanda and came off the bench against Benin (both wins).