Tuttosport: Rebic and Brahim Diaz on a mission to give Pioli a big selection headache

By Oliver Fisher -

Ante Rebic and Brahim Díaz are both looking to make life difficult for head coach Stefano Pioli and they certainly made the right impression during the win over Udinese.

Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) wrote about Rebic and Brahim Díaz, stating that they are ‘clinging to the shirt and eager to overturn a destiny already written’, which of course refers to the idea that if everyone is healthy they would likely be bench players.

The Croatian and the Spaniard are expected to make way for the two Belgians Divock Origi and Charles De Ketelaere when they are in shape and have settled in, but in the mean time Rebic and Brahim want to give Pioli a headache.

Both has excellent performances in the win against Udinese as Rebic got a brace while Brahim scored a goal and assisted the former Eintracht Frankfurt man for the fourth goal of the evening.

All coaches dream of having problems like an abundance of firing forwards, and Rebic wants to show that he can allow Milan to play perhaps more fluidly than Origi or Giroud might allow, both of whom are pushing to get back on the pitch from minute one.

Brahim, on the other hand, wants to repel the assaults of De Ketelaere and Yacine Adli in his starting place, also because this is the last season on loan from Real Madrid and his future will have to take a definite turn sooner or later.

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Brahim Diaz


  1. Last season at the start of the season Diaz played well for 5 or 6 games and then he go missing until the end of the season so one game does not is going to be different this season but this time i can rest at ease because we have Adli and CDK in the team!

  2. They are great as a AMF + false 9 duo.
    But the magic doesn’t work when you use them separately.
    Diaz is not physically strong enough to handle AMF work on his own. He needs a muscular forward pulled a little back. Rebic needs a small fast partner to handle opponent’s mistakes.

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