MDP Live - The derby della Madonnina between AC Milan and Inter can be said to be pre and post Brahim Diaz with Stefano Pioli hoping for the No. The 10 clubs have really risen.
The Rossoneri's win over the Nerazzurri was practically split into two halves, with the first part coming before Brahim entered the pitch and the second when he came on for Franck Kessie.
As mentioned, Pioli took the bold decision to demote Kessie as No. 10 against Inter, but the strategy did not work out as he had planned given the Ivory Coast international failed to provide any physical presence so the manager opted to sign the playmaker on loan from Real Madrid.
MilanNews highlighted how the 22-year-old attacking midfielder was able to turn his recent disappointing form into a positive one, with the right substitutions at the right time to capitalize on the increasing uncertainty of the Nerazzurri to change gears and start putting pressure on them.
The hope is that his performance last weekend will revive the influence of Brahim who can have an important influence on Milan in the final phase of the season. He is a unique player in the squad as he is one step ahead of the others in terms of the technical ability he has to carry out the role of No. 10. Pioli certainly hopes that the young Spanish star can be more consistent in maintaining his appearance and yesterday was the start.