MN: Pobega makes debut for Italy while Pioli gears up for his return

By Oliver Fisher -

Tommaso Pobega made his debut for the Italian national team last night, just before AC Milan get ready to welcome him back into the fold.

MilanNews report that after Pobega’s fourth season in a row out on loan – this time at Torino – he will be expected at Milanello for the start of preseason. Four years ago he had a first loan to Ternana in Lega Pro, then in Serie B with Pordenone, then the leap to Serie A with the newly promoted Spezia and finally Torino in the last campaign.

He played 33 matches for the Granata, amassing 3 goals and 3 assists, and the feeling is that under Ivan Juric the midfielder has grown a lot and has played in many roles on the pitch from being in a double pivot to box-to-box and even as an attacking midfielder.

Although he cannot be considered a Kessie-level player yet, Pioli may be able to use a player who is physical, runs a lot and aims to break up play. He spoke to Rai Sport last night after his Italy debut about what Mancini asked him before entering the field: “Helping in build-up, dribbling, or pressing hard to recover the ball.” It sounds familiar.

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