Photos confirm that Tonali’s defensive importance vs. Bologna was overlooked

By Isak Möller -

Sandro Tonali played from the first minute against Bologna yesterday and did relatively well in the midfield tandem with Franck Kessie. However, he was criticised by most outlets, receiving low ratings for his display. 

As highlighted by @_Marco94 on Twitter though, capturing one of many occasions, the young midfielder was very important for Milan in the defensive phase. He might not have been amazing in the attacking phase, but still solid.

In the photos below, we can see that Tonali often helped cover the centre-back positions while also making smart runs when Bologna countered. His defensive display, therefore, was simply overlooked by the critics.

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