DI CANIO MILAN – The initial whistle is just missing, which will kick off the next Serie A season. Many commentators and coaches have their say on the next winner of the Italian top flight.
Di Canio to TMW: “Milan favorite for the Scudetto, Juve …”
Paolo Di Canio, Sky Sport commentator and former Lazio player, gave a long interview to TuttoSport. He talked about various topics about: the next Serie A winner and the various team-by-team goals. Here are the words of the sports columnist:
On the favorite for the next Serie A:
“I think the transfer market can still bring about changes, but to date my favorite is the Milan champion of Italy, with Inter being the number one contender, unless Skriniar remains. Much behind all the others “.
On Milan and Origi:
“The last few seasons have shown that those coming from England or Germany fit in immediately thanks to physicality, intensity and tactical knowledge. It is no longer like twenty years ago when a foreigner needed six months to settle in, now our league is mediocre, there are fewer difficulties. That said, Giroud was not a starting player in Chelsea, he had accepted the role of alternative and played his own, as he did at Milan where he may not have made a mess, but he scored the Scudetto goals against Inter, Naples and Lazio. Origi? He is not a goalscorer, but he is remembered for his decisive goals in the Champions League. He can be a very important acquisition for Milan. He is used to fighting to win and comes to a club that has just returned to success. He worked in a very high level team, he has body and speed to do well in Italy, but he must apply himself to become more of a first striker. He is the right age to do it and he has no shortage of skills, he is good at kicking with both feet, he is strong in the head and in acrobatics. But he comes from Liverpool, the top of the top. Think of Lucas Leiva who, after two redundant seasons in the Reds, joined Lazio at the age of 30 and became the best defensive midfielder in Serie A for a couple of championships ”.
Finally, on Romelu Lukaku:
“Premise: I’m glad he’s back, because he’s a character and he creates excitement. I’ll tell you more, for me he is a good player, but two years ago, after the Scudetto, I heard that he was a phenomenon, among the top three or four forwards in the world and I seemed to dream. In the two years of the Champions League with Inter he had failed and elite football is that, not Serie A. The stature of the players can be seen there and it will be a coincidence, but Inter without Lukaku passed the group with merit and played almost on par with Liverpool. Now I hear everyone say: Lukaku in Italy shifts the balance. And I think so too, but two years ago they said different things. However, to judge a player, I cannot calibrate myself only on Serie A. Now let’s see, maybe he brings the Scudetto back to Inter and scores 30 goals, some to the big names in Europe such as Real or City. If he improves there, I’ll be the first to recognize him ”.