Milan’s Boateng Likely To Play In Uncomfortable Central Midfield Role Against Catania

Posted On Friday, 26th April 2013

Kevin-Prince Boateng being deployed in central midfield

Kevin-Prince Boateng being deployed in central midfield

Kevin Prince Boateng is likely to be used in his unfavourite position when AC Milan take on Catania in the Serie-A this weekend.

The 25-year-old was used in the unfamiliar central midfield role during AC Milan’s training on Thursday.

The Ghanaian has spoken of his unpreparedness to tuck into the hole for the Rossoneri.

Boateng prefers to be used in a more advanced position – giving him the opportunity to score more goals.

But it appears manager Massimiliano Allegri is looking to perfect a total overhaul of his formation way before the start of next season.

The Italian trainer prefers to use Ricardo Montolivo as his playmaker with the ex Ghana international being tasked to do more defensive work.

The ex Tottenham Hotspurs player has been rotated all-season-long – playing at a point as a lead or second striker, as a winger and now in central midfield.

Allegri again tried his new formation in Thursday’s training.

The major tactical shift is even more enforced by the return of striker Giampaolo Pazzini after finally winning his battle over fitness issues.