This evening’s game between Sassuolo and AC Milan will provide a great opportunity for two players to show their worth to the squad, a report claims.
Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) reports that Stefano Pioli will opt for rotation in the game against Sassuolo given the upcoming games again Inter in the league (Saturday) and the first match in the Champions League away against Red Bull Salzburg (next Tuesday).
As a result, Simon Kjaer and Tommaso Pobega are expected to start in defence and midfield respectively. For the Danish centre-back it will be a return after almost nine months out following the rupture of the cruciate ligaments in his left knee sustained during the game against Genoa on 1 December 2021.
Kjaer played in the friendly against Olympique Marseille and an hour of the one against Pergolettese but has zero minutes in official competitions, though today he will partner Fikayo Tomori.
Pobega meanwhile came off the bench and played 36 minutes in the home matches against Udinese and Bologna. He will replace Sandro Tonali alongside Ismaël Bennacer, and should play more of a box-to-box role.
It is a chance for the Italian to show that he has grown after his loan spell at Torino and to prove he should be a regular part of the rotation even if a new signing may arrive.