A few Milan newcomers have had an immediate impact, but that hasn’t been the case for Samuel Chukwueze. He has played just 55 minutes through his first 3 appearances without leaving his mark. The former Villarreal star is paying the price for Christian Pulisic’s stellar performances and the fact that he joined later in the window, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.
He wasn’t on the United States trip in the summer so he had limited reps under his new coach. Moreover, he had an imperfect preseason preparation because his departure was looming.
Chukwueze left for international duties but will report back to Milan early because Nigeria have just one game during the break. He’s set to get more than one opportunity to start in the upcoming busy stretch. The Rossoneri will play every three days for about a month.
According to the publication, while Pulisic will be in the XI for the Derby, his rival will start either against Newcastle United in the Champions League a few days later or surely in the ensuing Serie A match. Stefano Pioli successfully asked to have a pair in each role.
Our Take on Chukwueze
It’s just a matter of time until he’s unleashed, as his summer was less optimal than other players. Once that happens, a 4-2-3-1 with Pulisic in the hole will be a very enticing option.
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