One of the major bright spots from last night’s 3-1 defeat to Juventus was the enterprising performance of Davide Calabria in his new role.
As Tuttosport reports this morning (via MilanNews), the 24-year-old moved from full-back to midfielder because of the problems in the latter department, with Sandro Tonali suspended, Ismael Bennacer injured and Rade Krunic COVID-positive.
Against Juventus, playing in a role that is not his due to the many absences that have decimated the Milan squad, Calabria showed off with a performance that deserved to be applauded.
The Primavera graduate was thrust into a real test of maturity and he passed it comfortably, even scoring a fantastic goal from distance – his second of the season. He has now become a pillar of Pioli’s Milan, and last summer he could well have been sold.
The paper adds that a call could come soon to talk about a renewal. Calabria has a contract until 2022, but neither he nor the club have the idea of separating. As soon as the emergency situations are settled (Calhanoglu and Donnarumma), he can expect a phone call.
😍 The outside-of-the-boot pass from Hauge, the run from Leao and the technique from Calabria. Sensational. pic.twitter.com/G6jqF92yFF
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) January 6, 2021