MN: Two options for Pioli ahead of Milan-Roma as Brahim Diaz shows off versatility

By Isak Möller -

Stefano Pioli made a few changes to Milan’s starting eleven last night, some surprising and some forced, but the outcome was positive as they beat Celtic 3-1 Brahim Diaz was one of the goalscorers, putting in a good display. 

As highlighted by MilanNews.it, the No.21 didn’t act as Hakan Calhanoglu’s replacement as first thought, rather he played in Ante Rebic’s position to the left. He certainly impressed with the freedom he was given, which was an important aspect.

On his goal, he started the counter-attack on the left, drifted into the centre, and finished the move on the right. With the absence of Calhanoglu and Rebic, it was important for Pioli to further reflect on his options for the attacking trio.

Since it was a success, it wouldn’t be surprising to see both Diaz and Rade Krunic from start against Roma, as the report continues. That being said, it depends on the tactic and it’s also possible that Rafael Leao will start on the left, with Diaz in the centre.

Diaz has shown, having now scored two goals, that he has important qualities: A delightful touch, great vision and understanding for good areas. Sometimes, he takes the dribbling too far, but he must be allowed to take these risks and improve.

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