After sitting on the bench against SPAL, Kevin Mirallas was given his first start under Stefano Pioli against Inter in midweek, and he impressed.
We’ve already covered the reaction to that the day after, but with a few days to mull over his performance, it seems the Everton loanee ’s stock has gone up in the eyes of many.
Among those is La Repubblica journalist Benedetto Ferrara, relayed by Fiorentina.it, who looks at what the player will bring to Fiorentina over the course of the season, and it’s one word: experience.
At 30 years of age, having played in France, England, Belgium and Greece, plus with 60 caps for his country under his belt, the winger will be a role model for the younger footballers, and Mirallas needs to live up to that status.
As he says, those ‘unskilled’ in the dressing room will watch him to see how he moves and works, and that’s why he needs to do the same as everyone else, if not more.
Ferrara states Pioli knew exactly what he was doing when he deprived Mirallas of a start against SPAL, firing him up to unleash him against Inter, and play well he did.
All in all, a good start for the Belgian, who is trying to impress the Serie A side, as they have the option to make the move permanent throughout the loan.