GdS: Pioli to put faith in Brahim Diaz again with De Ketelaere ready to make an impact

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will resist the temptation to bring a new signing into the starting line-up against Atalanta, a report claims.

According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via, Pioli has decided to continue to bet on Brahim Diaz from the first minute in the away game against Atalanta in Bergamo on Sunday night.

The Spanish playmaker started the season well in the 4-2 win over Udinese as he got a goal and an assist. His goal turned out to be the winner given it was the third for the Rossoneri, meaning it is the second season in a row that Brahim has decided the opening fixture.

This means that Charles De Ketelaere will start the match on the bench just as he did on Saturday, be the Belgian is likely to come on during the game. De Ketelaere’s first start could come on 27 August when Bologna will travel to San Siro.

Tags AC Milan Brahim Diaz Charles De Ketelaere


  1. Why not play Diaz in a RW position and CDK at AM? Against Udinese on the heatmap Diaz was always on the right side of the pitch linking up with Messias when this time he can link up with CDK

      1. CDK can track back instead, keep in mind at times CDK was played as a CM at Brugge and his defensive contribution is very very high for an attacker

  2. So this is how we are going to squash Adlis confidence, a player we own fully and have shown massive contribution just because we want to train a Madrid player, an onloan player who still profess love and willing to back to madrid…….TRASH!!!!!!!!!

    Fast-forward the time, eventually people will want Adli to perform wonders afterwards right? Probably when Diaz derails or goes back to madrid…..MAKES NO POSSIBLE SENSE, Diaz already got his time, it should be the time of one of our own

      – Milan have option to buy him so it makes perfect sense.

      “squash Adlis confidence,”
      – If not playing in the first 2-3 official matches for the new team in a new country squashes his confidence, then he’s not ever going to make it. That would mean he’s mentally weak and he should return to France already. He’s not that dumb. He knows he’ll have to work hard to earn his place – just as everyone else.

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