Ante Rebic has confirmed that he feels his more natural position is on the left wing but he is happy to fill in as a centre-forward when needed.
Milan will be looking to go five points clear at the top of Serie A once again when they face Sampdoria tonight, but they will do so without some key players as Ismael Bennacer, Rafael Leao and Simon Kjaer are all injured.
Arguably the biggest blow though is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not back from his thigh problem yet, meaning Stefano Pioli will once again lean on Rebic to be the striker in the absence of a true deputy.
Not only that, but Rebic has only recently come back from an elbow dislocation which kept him out of action for a few weeks, but he is now back to full fitness and ready to contribute once again.
Rebic was interviewed by Milan TV before the game about his adapted role, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.
“Now I’m fine. It was 7-8 weeks of recovery, a difficult time. Now I’m fine and I hope to start playing as before,” he said.
“I feel better on the left but I also feel good as a centre-forward. I help the team, that’s the important thing.
“We didn’t have much time to prepare for the match, but we know what we have to do. It will be tough but we are Milan, we have to win.”