Not just class, there is also quantity in the Belgian. Now the Rossoneri maneuver has more solutions on the offensive front
Between the grueling negotiation with Bruges and the physiological time of insertion in an oiled mechanism like the Milanalmost two months passed before seeing the owner Charles De Ketelaere in the Rossoneri shirt. A time that, seeing yesterday’s 65 minutes against Bologna, can be said to have been well used first by the AC Milan management and then by Stefano Pioli. The Belgian, in the action of Leao’s goal, managed to field what was expected of a playmaker, the assistcombined with the physicality of a boy of 192 centimeters, rather thin but still able to steal the ball from Schouten to restart the offensive maneuver.
Despite Leao’s first goal of the season and Giroud’s pearl, the real protagonist at San Siro yesterday was CDK: there was curiosity, after Pioli’s endorsement in the pre-match press conference (“I see him serenethere will be no need to tell him particular things for his debut as a starter “), in understanding how he would have found his space. We must not forget that Milan in the final part of last season, the one overflowing with the positive streak that then led to the tricolor, had placed a type of player completely different – Kessie – behind the striker, so placing De Ketelaere on the market was a symptom of one precise technical-tactical choice.
The opponent was not the most difficult, also because Mihajlovic must be acknowledged for not having set up a defensive match, leaving Milan free to have spaces to build, but you can already guess how the 2001 class manages to sew between the median and the offensive department, still leaving margins on the ability to stay between the opposing lines and in the phase of conclusion in goal. The touch of the ball is what is expected from a 35 million euro investment, in case it is theself-denial in the pressing phase to have impressed the fans well, and not only.
Among the social compliments received from the Belgian, there are also those of his teammates: on Instagram there is Leao who did not hesitate to define him “baller“for the ability to know how to manage the ball, while captain Calabria appreciated the strength and courage at his debut. We are at 29 August, there is still a lot of road ahead as Pioli repeated, but De Ketelaere has taken it from the right direction.