Rafael Leao has not scored a goal for Milan since the beginning of January, when he scored an impressive goal against Benevento, and tomorrow he will start against Napoli. It is clear that he needs to improve a lot.
The main goal must be to break the drought tomorrow, but considering his recent form, it may be difficult for him to succeed. Even if Milan are in a good position to win, it may not be wise to bet on a goal from Leao e with Ladbrokes, you can find other bets.
The young Portuguese is a left winger by nature and has always done his best in this position. However, due to several injuries, Stefano Pioli had no choice but to deploy him in the role of center forward.
It wasn’t exactly a very successful decision, as Leao is currently on an eight-game drought. Sure, he only played the last three games as a center forward, but that only makes things worse.
Milan will face Napoli tomorrow at San Siro and against what is a weak defense on paper, Leao could seize some good opportunities to grab the long-awaited goal. However, to do so, he will have to be motivated himself.
Pioli was questioned about the former Lille and the difficulties of recent times during today’s press conference. As always he defended the young player by focusing instead on the positive aspects, obviously hoping to feed the striker to do better.
You have protected Leao these days …
“I always have to protect my players, especially when I see the right attitudes, sacrifice and work. Everyone has it, even Leao. Last year he lacked the ability to stay in the game with more continuity, on this he has improved.
“I expect a lot from him, he is working well for the team, he must continue like this. He needs to improve in recognizing game times, sometimes wasting energy running when his teammates can’t serve him. The goal will come, “he said as quoted by MilanNews.
We can only hope that the manager is right and that Leao really has enough motivation for tomorrow’s match. It is always difficult to attack players when not scoring, but the important part is how to get out of the spell.
Should he not perform, Ante Rebic will certainly be ready to make an appearance from the bench and bounce back immediately with a goal. After all, the Croatian may be better suited for the role of center forward.
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