In the last few weeks, following what was a tough period of injuries, we have seen more of Ante Rebic and what he can do. He remains an important player for Milan and this was highlighted by Stefano Pioli today.
In the last four games, Rebic has come off the bench around the 70th-minute mark and he has shown glimpses of his brilliance. Against Verona last weekend, for example, he should have had an assist as he set Junior Messias up with a lovely pass.
During his press conference, which you can read in full here, Pioli was asked about Rebic and the peculiar season the Croatian has had. The manager insisted that he’s an important player for Milan.
“Ante is a player of very important quality in terms of his technique, physicality and character. He had more problems this year but now he’s very well, he’s an important player for us,” he stated.
Milan will take on Atalanta at 18:00 CEST tomorrow and we will most likely get to see Rebic off the bench. As Zlatan Ibrahimovic only has ten minutes in his legs, Rebic might replace Olivier Giroud first and then drop down to left-wing.