Chukwueze Knows What Milan Wants From Him’


Stefano Pioli says Samuel Chukwueze knows what the club expects from him, as it was yet another impressive outing for the Nigerian in AC Milan’s win against Lecce on Saturday.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews) published on Sunday how after being a mystery object for several months, Chukwueze has finally changed gear and has now become an important card in the deck that is in Stefano Pioli’s hand.

The Nigerian winger was among the best on the field yesterday in the match against Lecce, in which he looked very bright almost every time the team went forward, and of course, he got the assist for Christian Pulisic’s first goal.

On Thursday against Roma, in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, the former Villarreal man will most likely start on the bench because Ruben Loftus-Cheek will return, who was absent on Saturday due to suspension.

He will still be able to be an important weapon from the bench, and the paper points out how there is now finally competition for a place. Interviewed by Milan TV after the game, Pioli spoke about Chukwueze.

“His mind has changed. Now he has confidence, he is positive, and he believes in what he does. He knows better what the team must do in pitch. He’s a quality player,” he said.

“I’m very happy for him because he’s been through a difficult moment: from the outside everything seems rosy but the boys are under great pressure. He believed in it and worked a lot and that pleases me, to the club to the team.”