A meat grinder from which it will be difficult to get out. Since when Charles DeKetelaere arrived in Milan and al Milan the anticipation was huge. Accomplice the amount spent for him, “only 35 million” which however for the Rossoneri represented practically the entire market budget, and the perhaps unexpected victory of a Scudetto that had to be defended with top-level signings, the expectations on the Belgian jewel bought by Bruges have done nothing but grow day by day. More than 5 months have passed since his arrival in Italy, but everything that revolves around the Belgian, from Pioli’s management to environmental pressure, it is doing nothing but compromising, or at least slowing down its explosion.
CALABRIA AND THE OUTSIDE VOICES – That De Ketelaere don’t be serene, you can see it on the pitch, in plays that often fail, in a position and a role that he can’t find. But there is inevitably more to a 21-year-old that the pressure is feeling. And the words of his captain, Davide Calabria, make us think that, to protect him, however, it has revealed an important part of the problem: “Charles just needs to stay calm, isolate yourself a little more and not listen to outside voices. With the talent he has, he can help the team a lot, what he does in training he can also do in the match. I think it’s the right team for him, he just has to have faith and believe in himself that we are with him until the end.”
PIOLI’S LIE – Confidence, the one that Stefano Pioli, in words, says he has in him, as in the press conference for Rome: “Charles is physically and mentally ready, I rely heavily on him”. Words that are never seen again in deedswith only 5 minutes granted to him in the traumatic final against the Giallorossi or in the scarce 15 minutes of average use in the last 5 matches. Often frustrating changes on a psychological level that are combined with a role and technical characteristics that do not go well with the schemes that the coach does not want to change for him (HERE THE TACTICAL DETAILS). Factors which, combined with a mental state that is not at its best, can only compromise De Ketelaere’s growth. Could the Coppa Italia be the turning point? Everyone in the Rossoneri hopes it, Charles in the first place.CopyAMP code