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Stefano Pioli reveals reason behind Brahim Diaz’s form

Thu 13 May 2021 | 22:22

AC Milan manager explains his decision to field Brahim Diaz in recent games was because he wanted to change Hakan Calhanoglu’s position.

Brahim Diaz

was an important figure in Rossoneri’s last two wins against Turin clubs




, in which he scored three goals and provided an assist.


Stefano Pioli

admits that the Spaniard’s latest form was only a result of a tactical change.

“Brahim is doing very well, but I chose him there because I wanted to move Calhanoglu to the left, that way we would have more protection and be more solid down that flank,”

the coach told Milan TV


“For example, against Benevento we had done very well on the ball, not so much when we lost possession. Believe me: that was the most important decision.”


had been used as a central role behind the striker, with

Rafael Leao


Ante Rebic

tending to play on the left of that supporting trio.

The Rossoneri needed more protection on the left so that full-back

Theo Hernandez

can push forward.

source: SportMob