MN: Pioli thinking of starting Brahim Diaz against Inter – the Spaniard is in a battle with Leao

By Oliver Fisher -

Brahim Diaz is pushing for a starting spot in Saturday’s Derby della Madonnina against Inter, according to a report.

According to MilanNews, Brahim Diaz chose Milan specifically during the summer after a difficult time at Real Madrid so far, believing he could carve out a space for himself and get more playing time.

Head coach Stefano Pioli could give him a chance against Inter and it is his versatility in this sense that plays in his favour, as he can play both as an attacking midfielder and as a winger.

Of course Hakan Calhanoglu will start as the playmaker, while on the right Saelemaekers has a good chance of getting the nod over Castillejo, but on the left it is Brahim against Rafael Leao for a starting spot.

The Portuguese starlet did not shine in that position in the last match before the break against Spezia, but scored a brace when moved to centre-forward. It cannot be ruled out, therefore, that Pioli may bet on Brahim to give more unpredictability.

 

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