Yacine Adli played the last two games from start and he did well in both of them, now in the running for a starting spot against Borussia Dortmund. As highlighted by Luca Serafini, he has the quality to convince Stefano Pioli.
Rade Krunic’s injury forced the manager to give Adli a chance in the No.6 role and the Frenchman took it. His performance against Cagliari was encouraging and although he got a bit lost yesterday against Lazio, he improved in the second half.
Speaking to MilanTV after the game, as cited by MilanNews, Serafini shared his thoughts on the situation of Adli. He compared the 23-year-old with Andrea Pirlo, in the sense that he has the qualities to win over Pioli.
“Every time Adli was used this year, I didn’t mind it. On the other hand, he never excited me. It’s not that Pioli dislikes him, Milan believe in him but Adli has his own path. I believe he’s capable of changing Pioli’s mind just as Pirlo did with Ancelotti,” he stated.
As said, Milan will take on Dortmund away from home in the Champions League next. Sky Italia have stated that the main XI battle is between Adli and Tommaso Pobega, with Tijjani Reijnders to play as the No.6 if the latter starts.