GdS: One completed pass in 63 minutes – Origi a puzzle Pioli must solve

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli has been left with yet another puzzle to solve as Divock Origi continues to disappoint, according to a report.

La Gazzetta dello Sport recall how Origi made only one successful pass during his 63 minutes on the field against Monza on Saturday, with a 25% completion rate. No player with at least 60 minutes on the pitch in Serie A has done worse than that.

He and his compatriot Charles De Ketelaere continue to struggle in a week in which Milan recovered, chased away the ghosts and won three games. Origi joined in the summer as a free agent after several seasons at Liverpool having been decisive in derbies and in the Champions League semi-final and final, but Milan just can’t get a tune out of him.

Origi makes €4m net per year, has two goals to his name and has started only six games out of 21, missing eight of those due to injury. He arrived at Milan injured, he didn’t take part in the summer preparation due to physical problems and now looks behind everyone, with Pioli trying to catch him up.

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  1. I have to say even my belief in it being more about form than ability is stretched by this statistic….

    But seriously this a player who has played in the Premier League and Champions League. Both are higher levels than Serie A. He is able to pass the ball – so what gives?

    But it’s not only Origi. Giroud struggles to hold up the ball and give simple passes. In fact one of the most worrying features of this Milan team in recent months has been the amount of times we lose the ball in our third.

    This is a big reason for our struggles and perhaps why we need the three at the back.

    I would say if a player like Origi is struggling this much then it points to wider issues that have not been fully addressed despite the turnaround in results.

    It’s on a knife edge. If our luck runs out we could easily be back to where we were in January.

  2. He’s not a puzzle to solve… he’s trash. Players either rise to the occasion or not. Origi is a second fiddle player who couldn’t step into the limelight when the opportunity came. He’s a permanent backup singer. Bye.

    1. Scored more goals than CDK and still a trash. Milan has a lot of trash this season. Moreover, Milan paid a hefty amount of cash for a trash

        1. Yeah silly me. I should compare him with another “potential” player in the past like Jose Mari, Ricardo Oliveira, Alen Halilovic, or perhaps Gianni Comandini.

  3. You mean a player who has spent most of his career on the bench and on the injury list isn’t banging in the goals? Who saw this coming? Apparently not Maldini… Players like Origi and Bakayoko are laughing their way all the way to the bank without contributing anything to their employer. The lords of Milan!

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