AC Milan sent out thirteen players on international duty and they were exceptional. The Rossoneri players lifted trophies, secured qualifications, made debuts, scored goals, provided assists and kept clean sheets.
Davide Calabria: Italy
- Calabria played 30 minutes in the loss against Spain coming off the bench to replace Barella in the midfield. Calabria picked up a minor injury hence missed the second game against Belgium.
Rafael Leao: Portugal
- Leao got his international debut for the Portugal senior team playing against Qatar and a second match (and official debut) against Luxembourg. He bagged an assist for Andre Silva in the first game.
Theo Hernández: France
- Hernandez has an explosive international break despite arriving back with the coronavirus. He got to start for France in the UEFA Nations League and even lift the trophy. The left back was deployed as a midfielder, he scored the winner in the semi final against Belgium and provided the winning assist in the final against Spain.
| Theo Hernandez’s winner for France against Belgium pic.twitter.com/k7Qjc0dH9b— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) October 7, 2021
Mike Maignan: France
- Maignan was on the bench for France in both of their games in the Nations League and also got to lift the trophy.
Alexis Saelemaekers: Belgium
- Saelemaekers played both games for Belgium, starting both against France and Italy. His side lost both.
Simon Kjær: Denmark
- A big break for the Danish captain as he led his side to an early qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Kjaer even managed to score a header against Moldova in the first game. He kept clean sheets in both wins to help his side secure the qualification.
Fikayo Tomori: England
- Tomori got a much deserved call up to the English national team but remained on the bench for both games.
Ismaël Bennacer: Algeria
- Bennacer played in the World Cup qualifiers in two legs against Niger which he started both games. The midfielder scored a easy one in the second game as his side emphatically won both games 6-1 and 4-0.
Franck Kessie: Ivory Coast
- The midfielder started both legs against Malawi for the World Cup qualifiers. His side won both games and he scored the winner in the second game from the penalty spot.
GOAL Franck Kessie against Malawi pic.twitter.com/v6HeKSEzod— Milan Posts (@MilanPosts) October 11, 2021
Fodé Ballo-Touré: Senegal
- The left back played both games for Senegal against Namibia coming off the bench in both games. His side won both fixtures as part of the World Cup qualification.
Pierre Kalulu: France U21
- Kalulu started both games for his side as they beat Serbia and Ukraine. He helped his side keep both clean sheets.
Sandro Tonali: Italy U21
- Tonali was handed the captain’s armband for the U21 side. He provided two assists in the 2-1 win over Bosnia in the U21 Euro qualifiers.
1-0 dla Italii— Calcio24PL (@Calcio24_PL) October 8, 2021
Gol: Caleb Okoli (Atalanta, wypożyczony do Cremonese)
Asysta: Sandro Tonali pic.twitter.com/mHnO695Y95
Daniel Maldini: Italy U20
- Maldini played both games for his national youth side in a win against Poland and draw with England. The attacking midfielder scored another header showing his growth and output in the final third of the pitch.