Rossoneri adapting to different tactical system this season.
AC Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy has revealed that he would be open to a positional change if it meant helping the club and coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The 20-year-old had been deployed on the left wing in a 4-3-3 system last season, and seemed to flourish in the first half of the campaign.
However, the Rossoneri have decided to return to the 4-3-1-2 set-up this season following the arrivals of Riccardo Saponara and Kaka, as they look to re-introduce the trequartista role.
As a result, there has been some doubt placed on where El Shaarawy fits in considering the competition for places up front alongside Mario Balotelli.
The youngster has responded by insisting that he would be happy to play in different positions if Allegri asked him to in order to cover injuries or whatever the case may be.
“Am I ready to play as a second striker? Of course I am,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by Football Italia. “If there is the need for it, then I’m also ready to play as a trequartista which I did for a bit at Padova.
“I have a very good relationship with boss Allegri, who has been concerned about my health in recent weeks.
“I’m happy that he stayed with us,” he concluded.
Having made a bright start to the new campaign, El Shaarawy has been absent in recent weeks due to injury.
However, he is expected to return for the Champions League clash with Ajax next week, along with club captain Riccardo Montolivo.