It has been a very tough season for Ante Rebic, including more injuries than goals scored, but he has still managed to make his mark. In fact, pundit Luca Serafini believes Milan play at their best with him.
This season, Rebic has racked up 28 appearances for the Rossoneri in all competitions but he has really struggled to find consistency. Bagging just three goals and two assists is the result of that, which is much less than he’s capable of.
He did show his importance at the start of the season, however, and we have seen glimpses of his brilliance in the last few weeks. Most recently against Hellas Verona, for example, he should have had an assist after a great pass and he was crucial for the winner against Lazio.
Speaking live on Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, pundit and journalist Luca Serafini shared his thoughts on Rebic’s importance. He stated that Milan have played their best football with the No.12 as the centre-forward.
“In these two and a half years, Pioli has expressed his best game when Rebic has been the centre-forward. That is because a ‘classic’ centre-forward struggles at Milan and participation in the build-up phase is key. Rebic has been missed a lot this season.
“Giroud struggles a lot in that sense and Milan struggled when he tried to involve himself in the play, even though he fought with everyone in Verona. The role of the centre-forward at Milan isn’t easy,” he stated.