The importance of Saelemaekers


It is for a coach to be able to collect fundamental information during the weekly training in order to understand the state of form of his players. Nowadays, in an increasingly evolving and difficult football, in addition to the right technique you need to be able to keep up with certain rhythms and be aware of sacrifice, in favor of the good of the team.

Here, a player like Saelemaekers has become useful in Pioli’s Milan, a successful purchase by the club that has chosen to restart by focusing on a young and competitive project.

The 1999 class is in the loop of the Belgium national team, and despite his young age he has shown that he has already reached a certain maturity, moreover his flexibility becomes an extra weapon for his coaches, who can deploy the player in the most congenial role , varying its position even within the same game as reported in the best sports predictions  like this:

From Belgium to San Siro

He began his career in Belgium, joining the youth sector of Anderlecht as a kid, completing his entire growth path that culminates with his debut in the first team in 2018.

With the first team he plays two seasons at a high level, which is why his performances intrigue the Milan observers who choose to invest in the boy.

He arrives at the Rossoneri with the loan formula with the right of redemption on the last day of the 2020 winter transfer market, to make up for the shortcomings of the team in the left-back position.

She makes her debut in the first match in which she is called up, but her season must immediately be stopped due to the pandemic and the consequent stop in the championships.

Arriving in a new club, forced to live alone for the first time in a new nation at the age of 20, the boy is not discouraged, on the contrary he takes advantage of this period to integrate within Milan. When they resume training Saelemaekers is one of the fittest and so at the resumption of Serie A he is used more and more, even deployed in a more offensive position. His speed is a weapon that is exploited in counterattacks and his past as a defender gives the team tactical balance.

In July, the Milan managers decided to seize the opportunity by redeeming his card outright.

Precisely in the same month, precisely on July 18 in the home match against Bologna,

Saelemaekers finds his first goal with the Milan shirt.

A future capital gain?

A few days ago he passed the milestone of 100 appearances with this club and on this occasion he wanted to thank Pioli, the coach who made him mature and who trusts a lot in his qualities. Probably the midfielder will be part of the Rossoneri squad again next year, but it is not unthinkable to think of a sale useful to make money, given that his prices have risen over time.

Purchased for a figure of around 8 million euros, the Belgian midfielder has increased his market price, in fact his market value estimated by the most important sites in the sector has currently exceeded 20 million.

The player has all the credentials to further improve his performances, perhaps managing to find more concreteness in front of goal so as to capitalize on the opportunities created.

The career in the national team

Saelemaeker has not participated in the previous Europeans, but is permanently in the Belgian national team and is one of the candidates to participate in the next expedition to Qatar in 2022.

After wearing the Under 21 shirt, he made his senior national team debut in the friendly on 8 September 2020 against the African team from Côte d’Ivoire, coming off the bench. This choice turns out to be a good choice for the Belgium coach as he will assist teammate Batshuayi who scored the equalizer

The Milan midfielder scored a goal (in 9 appearances with the red devils shirt of Belgium), in the match against the Czech Republic valid for the World Cup qualifiers and ended with a score of 3 to 0.


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