MN: Saelemaekers sees impressive streak snapped amid rumours over Pioli’s discontent

By Oliver Fisher -

There was an interest caveat to Monday night’s goalless draw against Bologna as Alexis Saelemaekers remain an unused substitute.

MilanNews recall how in Monday night’s match against Bologna Saelemaekers did not even get a single minute of playing time for what is the first game this season. The Belgian winger has therefore had his streak of consecutive appearances with Milan for this season ended at 39.

The numbers tell us that he has been one of head coach Stefano Pioli’s must trusted assets this season as he has played a total of 2092 minutes to this point across all competitions, with 2 goals and 3 assists overall.

It comes after reported earlier today that Pioli is ‘obviously not happy with his work’, both in training and in his last few games as a substitute, and that he is essentially now fighting for his future given the possibility of selling him for a capital gain.

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  1. They need to sele you pioli,this same boys have been the mean reason we are at the top the table today and u are telling me that they are not good enough because they are have ups and down right now,u are ungreatful coach ,u better use what u have at ur disposal ,before end up like gattuso ,who trow everything away because of this same reason and played without sub for 90mins

    1. What are you talking about. Coach always see his player in training,and ofc he know better about his player training rather than commentator here. We are on the top of the table not because your superstar king saelemaker,2 goal and 3 asist from 39 appreance? And you say we are on top serie A because his 2 goal?

  2. The only fault I have with Pioli regarding Saelemakers is NOT that he didn’t play him versus Bologna but that he gave him so many minutes in the first place! Pioli sees the players in training, so he knows, not us.
    Anyway, please start Rebic at RW and give Samu a chance again! Keep Messias and Saele on the bench.

  3. 2092 minutes play with only 2 goal and 3 asist. Even Suso still better than him. I don’t know why we buy him from Belgium league and give him play time so many minutes. He is bad at crossing,no shooting accuracy,slow decision making when atacking.

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