De Ketelaere's teammates were the first to believe in him. With pats on the back, encouragement, smiles, and trust. Because Charles needs to shake off all the performance anxiety that characterised the first part of his adventure at Milan. The two missed goals against Tottenham and Monza are too incredible to be true. But they also carry another meaning that they are trying to capitalise on these days at Milanello: the Belgian playmaker was in the right place at the right time, and his explosion is just around the corner. So much so that Pioli is considering giving him a starting spot against Fiorentina in the next league game this weekend, as per Calciomercato.com.
Saturday could be the right opportunity for De Ketelaere to redeem himself and perhaps score a goal. He should play wide on the right in the trident with Rebic taking Leão's place on the left flank (the Portuguese forward is suspended) and Giroud being forced to put in extra work. A rest for Brahim Diaz, who will start in the decisive Champions League match against Premier League outfit Tottenham.
Pioli will make choices dictated by the double commitment that could make a season with a particular eye on a boy who must take the opportunities and prove his worth soon. Now it's De Ketelaere's turn to repay all this trust.