Pioli in press conference announces, “He needs to play.”

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Pioli announces a possible starter

The AC Milan coach spoke in a press conference before the match against Sampdoria and focused in particular on Origi and Adli.

On the Belgian striker he commented, “Can he be a starter? I think so because he is better and has had minute and continuity in training. He needs to play.”

On De Ketelaere, on the other hand, he replied, “Do I expect more? We have various solutions counting also Adli. Charles is doing everything I am asking of him, I am happy with his performance then it is right that he has time to understand our situations. I see him as serene.”

He later commented on the French midfielder, formerly of Bordeaux: “I make choices for what I see, he is a prospective player, I expect a lot from him as I expect a lot from his teammates. We will see him when I deem it appropriate.”

Finally, a remark on the latest acquisition, Sergiño Dest: “He is a player I knew, he has characteristics I expected but he is more careful in the defensive phase than I thought. He needs to do more with the ball because of the quality he has.”

On turnover: “It’s not about turnover, I don’t like it very much. I don’t believe that the starters are only the eleven who start from the beginning. I have a group of strong players.”

Pioli does not give confirmation on Saturday’s possible lineup that will face Sampdoria, while the soccer market has given him until the last minute more chances to vary the lineup.

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