The narrow victory against Genoa provided plenty of excitement, especially in the final minutes of the game. From Pulisic's goal, 'captain America', to Giroud's save, who rediscovered himself in the role of goalkeeper.
Reijnders' quiet work at Milan deserves further praise.
One fact above all: the Dutch midfielder is the only player that Pioli has always played as a starter in the league. And this is no coincidence: in the 2022/2023 season Reijnders played 54 matches, without ever being substituted, making him one of the three players in Europe with the most minutes.
The former AZ Alkmaar talent was the best in the Eredivisie for passes completed in the last 30 metres (83%). He is also showing this quality with AC Milan.
Tijjani is a fundamental player for Stefano Pioli, for his sense of position and for the tactical balance he gives the team. Yesterday he commanded the midfield, on a difficult pitch like the one in Genoa.
A complete, 'box-to-box' midfielder for Milan, as they say in the Premier League.
What does he lack? The goal But for that there is time. Last year he scored seven. Tijjani Reijnders, after just two months, is already essential for the new Milan.