Going into the start of the World Cup in Qatar Theo Hernandez was not even a part of Didier Deschamps’ first choice line-up, but now he is taking the tournament by storm.
Calciomercato.com recall that Theo’s older brother Lucas was going to be the starting left-back going into the tournament but his serious injury in the first game opened the doors in a rather unfortunate way. However, Theo’s runs, tackles, crosses and now even goals have convinced everyone.
His goal against Morocco last night was also the fourth scored by a Milan player in a World Cu semi-final after Schnellinger and Rivera in 1970 and Kluivert in 1998. Giroud meanwhile has four goals and was close to adding a fifth last night, then Rafael Leao even netted twice off the bench with two fantastic finishes.
A total of seven goals have been scored by Milan, and never before have so many goals been netted by Rossoneri players at the World Cup. The Italian record belongs to Inter from 2002 (when Ronaldo alone scored 8), but it proves that Milan have players capable of being decisive on the biggest stage.