There were good signs from Yacine Adli in the first friendly of the season against Lemine Almenno at Milanello, and it bodes well for head coach Stefano Pioli.
Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) recalls how Adli showed some very promising glimpses, even if it was not a top-level opponent. He started the match in the role of attacking midfielder behind the striker Ante Rebic, but he moved all around the final third and often drifted out to the left, even taking up a role further forward when Rebic dropped deeper.
During his first press conference, Adli himself had declared that he was a flexible player and that he can cover different areas of the field, a characteristic much appreciated by Pioli who loves to have players who know how to move and play in different roles.
Of course, the game against FC Köln tomorrow will be a friendly with a higher level of difficulty than Lemine Almenno provided as an opposition, but Adli is in an optimal condition and he is ready to show off again.
In addition to playing the role of attacking midfielder, the paper adds that Adli can play in the two in midfield, perhaps forming a pairing with Tonali or Bennacer with his vision, work rate and his knack for being in the right place at the right time.