Sky: Confirmations arrive as Diaz will start in Juventus vs. Milan – his role explained

By Isak Möller -

Stefano Pioli has decided to make an interesting change to the starting XI for the game against Juventus tomorrow, set to start Brahim Diaz. It will be a big chance for the Real Madrid loanee to prove his qualities. 

According to Peppe Di Stefano of Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, after testing the idea in training yesterday Pioli has decided that it’s the way to go. Diaz will play in the trequartista role behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Alexis Saelemaekers and Hakan Calhanoglu will be on the flanks of the attacking trio, with the latter moving out to the left. Diaz will stay close to Ibrahimovic throughout the game to make use of the space the Swede opens up.

In addition, the Spaniard will be tasked with passing the striker as well and his role could be crucial tomorrow. It remains to be seen if the tactical switch will have the desired effect for Milan.

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  1. Joe101 says:

    Juve’s defenders will have him for lunch
    Diaz in his entirety is no more than De Ligt’s left thigh or Chiellini’s nose

    Ay, ay, ay…Pioli, Pioli…what you are putting us through

  2. Tomato says:

    Is he gettin insane? C’mon, on which payroll you are Pioli?

    I know it´s a game. But it´s a game we like to win. Stop with your stupid ideas.

    They are not interesting at all. 🤬

  3. Juro says:

    Pioli what are you doing??? Using a ew formation for our biggest game of season?? Hakan struggles on the wing and we have an abundance of LW – Leao Rebic even Hauge. This makes no sense and feels like Pioli is unsure of himself and his players. Diaz hasn’t played a full game in months either….what a disaster this could be. We need a new coach for next season.

  4. Mo says:

    Pioli is on another team’s payroll…this man is doing everything to make sure Milan do not make it to Champions League. Why is Maldini so blind?!?!?!
    …is this the time in the season with what is on the line, to be doing experiments?

  5. Cesar says:

    Pioli is a fool. I have a feeling he is doing this on purpose to get Milan out of the Champions League race. However, no matter how much Pioli has no idea, he is so guilty of Maldini because he didn’t drive him away earlier

  6. Rosso says:

    Pioli makes unnecessary changes when the lineup is ok. When the match calls for necessary changes, he doesn’t make them.

  7. Kourosh says:

    This is gonna backfire, isn’t it?

    I mean, why remove the goal scoring threat of Rebic for another midfielder and leave Ibra all alone?

    I hope Pioli knows what he’s doing. His experiments hasn’t always worked out.

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