Among the new arrivals at San Siro this summer, defensive midfielder Ismael Bennacer is the only player part of the starting eleven.
MILAN NEWS – Until a few months ago, Ismael Bennacer was a complete unknown for the majority of the Rossoneri fans until AC Milan decided to splash €16 million for his services.
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder had a splendid summer guiding Algeria to African Cup glory. He was also named the best player of the competition before his move to AC Milan.
The former Arsenal and Empoli player is now crucial to Marco Giampaolo’s game reports La Gazzetta dello Sport. Bennacer is the only one among the new signings to have been promoted immediately to a first-minute start.
Technical, elegant, dynamic and modern, the Algerian midfielder is a potential reference for the future. Despite his young age, it will be Bennacer’s job to lead Milan towards a harmonious game.
That’s why coach Marco Giampaolo is paying special attention to Ismael Bennacer. In recent training sessions, Giampaolo has worked a lot with the Algerian star insisting on a specific request: the midfielder must always prioritize immediate passes and avoid playing with two touches of the ball.