Charles De Ketelaere, touted as one of the brightest prospects in Europe last summer, has been struggling to meet the high expectations of the AC Milan fans ever since stepping foot at the San Siro, coming from Club Brugge on a deal reportedly set at around 35 million euros, bonuses included. However, as pointed out by La Gazzetta dello Sport website only recently, the Belgian attacking midfielder is beginning to show a few signs of improvement. The source compared De Ketelaere’s pre and post-World Cup numbers, and the results are actually encouraging. A closer look at his stats reveals a significant improvement in various parameters. For example, De Ketelaere’s average shots per game have increased from 0.67 to 1.11, and his shots on target have become more accurate, rising from 0.11 to 0.56.
In addition to that, his percentage of shots on target has skyrocketed from 20% to an impressive 75%. His successful pass rate has also increased from 76.1% to 83.1%, and the number of balls played per game has increased from 44.3 to 62.7, with an increase in those played in the opposing area from 5 to 6.2. Although it’s not simple nor easy to predict, but perhaps De Ketelaere’s improvement could be a crucial factor in how AC Milan’s season could end.
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