Milan’s Stefano Pioli after win over Monza: “De Ketelaere needs a goal to unlock himself”

Milan manager Stefano Pioli spoke about young Charles de Ketelaere after the Rossoneri’s close 1-0 win over Monza in Serie A.

The win over Monza means that the Rossoneri have won their last three games in all competitions and that includes an important 1-0 win over Tottenham. Pioli had changed to a 3-5-2 shape for the side’s game against Inter and Milan have looked quite stout defensively since then.

De Ketelaere had not started the game against Monza but he did come on later in the game – just like he had done against Antonio Conte’s Spurs.

After the game, Pioli spoke to DAZN (via TMW) about the Belgian youngster and stated: “He needs a goal to unlock himself. He’s a young boy who hoped to be able to do more and a goal would mean a lot to him. He’s having chances, the goal will come and he must continue to believe in it and work as he’s doing. He has quality.”

De Ketelaere has had a frustrating time so far in his first season for the club and in Serie A, he has just one assist to his name and is yet to find the back of the net. While fans have criticised him, there remains hope that he will end up turning things around as time goes by.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN


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