AC Milan have been boosted with the return of Algerian midfielder Ismael Bennacer ahead of the Italian Serie A clash with newly promoted club Salernitana.
Apart from Algerian national team star Bennacer, Pioli also spoke about Frenchman Olivier Giroud, Ante Rebic, SamuCastillejo and Davide Calabria during his press conference. On Castillejo, the Milan boss said he’s getting better and the expectation is thathe will re-join training in the coming days. The AC Milan manager went on to say that the Rebic. Calabria and Giroud are responding to treatment, but Castillejo will be the first to return to action ahead of the three players.
AC Milan manager Pioli also spoke Brazilian player Junior Messias and his form in front of goal as he was asked if he could thrive in the strike role in the event that the need arises. Pioli was asked about Messias after hewas lethal in front of goal during the Genoa game. He scored a header for his first goal before the interval and a well taken shot for his brace after the interval.Messiasadded a brace to the opening goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Milan thumped their hosts 3-0 to close the gap on leaders Napoli. Milan are now one point off Napoli at the top of the Italian Serie A log.