- Jul 7, 2013
Hopefully they keep Pirlo for another season. Anyway, Juve need 3-4 players (winger, CM, DM, maybe RB) but guess they'd have to move some first.
Well actually that's one good and sensible idea by Pirlo, on which he's working since the start of the season.(Bernadeschi as wing back?!)
It's taken them to February to give Sena a chance, and it's about time. What a glorious player. I love watching him.Guess I'll be watching Spezia now.
They've just loaned one of my favourite players from Brazil - Leo Sena who's a volante type. Loved him for Goias last season, and he was only just bought by Atletico Mineiro this window who are currently flying under Sampaoli. Guess Sampaoli wasn't a fan as he only gave Sena about 5 mins before getting rid.
A decimated Milan, that had half the squad out, unfit players starting and a right-back as a midfielder, was level with Juve until Chiesa bailed them out in a game where Szchezny made more saves than he had ever done for Juve.Milan is better than Juventus at the moment, i really think so.
I think you're getting carried away a little bit here... Milan have been doing great since coming out of the covid break, but your current position is largely the result of overperforming in the first half of the season with an injury ridden squad. Actually the moment you briefly got most of your starters back coincided with your slump period and back to back losses against Spezia and in the derby which made you lose the top spot. And if you think about the abnormal number of penalties you have been awarded (just to be clear, most of them were actually correct calls), it is an obvious outlier that boosted your winning streak.A decimated Milan, that had half the squad out, unfit players starting and a right-back as a midfielder, was level with Juve until Chiesa bailed them out in a game where Szchezny made more saves than he had ever done for Juve.
The pre injury crisis Milan ripped Sarri's Juve apart, 4-2 and that was a stronger Juve than the current one.
All teams at full strength, Milan would be without a doubt the best team in Italy. Shame we never got to see it in this injury and COVID-19 ridden season.
You think this extremely chaotic period where old starters are being rushed back just to get reinjured, new signings are being integrated and there is an almost entirely different lineup each game is what I'm referring to when I say Milan at full strength?I think you're getting carried away a little bit here... Milan have been doing great since coming out of the covid break, but your current position is largely the result of overperforming in the first half of the season with an injury ridden squad. Actually the moment you briefly got most of your starters back coincided with your slump period and back to back losses against Spezia and in the derby which made you lose the top spot.
Hakan too. He seems to have recovered from COVID now.In my view, in terms of players' quality you are somehow on par with Napoli, but definitely nowhere close enough to Inter and Juve. For example, how many Milan's players would reasonably fit into on of the top teams in the continent? I'd say only Gigio, Kessie, Theo and possibly Bennacer.
The starting lineup against Atalanta was a joke. I love Pioli but he got that game all wrong, although to be fair he needed to experiment since several important players were missing.That 4-2 win that you mentioned came against a Juve team that simply switched off in the second half, and that was playing with no urgency at all given that they had all but secured the title at that point. This year, the 0-3 losses against Atalanta and Inter (fielding your best lineup in the latter) clearly showed that you need one more step to get back at the level Milan deserves to be.
I'm not arguing that everything is perfect - I'm not even sure the team will finish in the top 4. Obviously it's a very delicate moment where we might lose players as bosman, or loaned players like Tomori turning into our own Cancelo .Luckily for you, Maldini has been doing a great job so far, and the CL money means you'll probably be able to add a couple of much needed pieces for next season (a second striker and a quality right winger to begin with) and reduce the gap.
This is the second time I’ve left Fiorentina. The first time was not my decision, but this time it is. In life, as well as the good times, there are also dark moments which can get on top of you.
I have been going through a period of profound distress which is preventing me from being who I really am. I began this experience with joy and love, spurred on by the enthusiasm of the new owners. It’s likely that that my love for the city, and the memories of the great moments I’ve experienced here, made me blind to the early signs that something wasn’t right inside.
My decision has been guided by the enormous responsibility I have towards the players, the club and – last but certainly not least – to the Fiorentina fans, for whom I have great respect.
All players at this level have talent, and when you have talent you are perceptive – I wouldn’t want my distress to be picked up and affect the team’s performances.
Over the past few months, a dark cloud has developed inside of me, changing the way I see things. I came here to give 100%, but I now feel that this is no longer possible and therefore I have decided to step back for the good of everyone involved.
I’d like to thank Rocco Commisso and his wonderful family, Joe Barone and Daniele Prade, who have always been right behind the team and me. Most of all, though, I want to thank the people of Florence, who I know will understand.
I’m aware that this could be the end of my career as a coach, but I have no regrets and don’t wish to have any. The world I’ve been a part of for my whole life probably isn’t right for me anymore – I no longer see myself in it. I’ve certainly changed, but the world is moving faster than I thought too. That’s why I believe the time has come for me to stop being swept along, stop for a while and rediscover my true self once again.
ow. That is something.
That would be a very good decision. He has truly played and acted like a leader, unlike certain senior players who seem disinterested (Bonucci, Sandro, Ronaldo etc).De Ligt to be the next captain of Juventus after Chiellini quits according to Tuttosport. 21 years old. Would be quite an achievement by him.
I could see something good in the Juventus logo, which is why I didn't hate it so much but felt saddened by the loss of an iconic logo. This, however, is a monstrosity. It's not slick, it's incoherent, and you can't even discern the club name from it in any clear way. Then again, Inter's whole marketing revolves around being different and unconventional, so I guess this fits their style.
No idea how much this cost, normally these things aren't cheap. It is awful.
My god. Look how they massacred the boy.
Terrible. They had such a good logo too. Shameful!My god. Look how they massacred the boy.
In all seriousness it really looks like something you’d see in Pro Evolution Soccer where, because they didn’t have the rights, they had to make it worse on purpose.