Welcome to the new owner, which will have its expertise, its characteristics. But that will not differ much from the style we have become accustomed to in recent years: work, product, seriousness, results, value, without media, fanfare, pirouettes and special effects. And without forgetting sobriety, measure, aplomb and politically correct, as confirmed by yesterday’s polite but substantive emphasis on the UEFA “fine”, after having talked about “sustainability” and “synergy between sporting and financial results” “. That is: “A goal that the whole world of football should continue to seek”. Yeah, it should.
So, Leao? So, the delay? These are the two questions that remain on my very personal mat at the end of the market. On Leao, I am not referring to Stefano Pioli’s serene joke to the question, however timely and fitting, of a journalist on the eve of the derby on Rafa and Chelsea: “You put the rumors around and then ask me for an account …”. In fact, this Leao thing has been around since August 15th and I would very much like to know who really put it around. But was it really the journalists? Mah And then the delay. Delay, a bit of delay, was a term actually used by Paolo that evening, but then too exaggerated. Massì, that of 1 ‘July. In the end Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara (with the philosophy of the club, with Moncada, with Pioli, with all the staff) made the double lap of the track: three-quarters strengthened, median with a lot of wood at home and that he no longer has to lend strengths of his own to the line of attacking midfielders, bands strengthened by the stars and stripes Theo arrived from the other half of the Clasico, namely Barcelona (this time not with the gentleman agreement attached and connected with Manchester as it was for Dalot but with the right actual redemption). Since Paolo left the garage at Casa Milan on June 30, the following things have happened: 7 players arrived, 2 were redeemed and 2 extended their contract. Without resorting to the sale of any big names and opposing a solid no to many requests. In addition to some releases that have generated useful savings for the De Ketelaere operation and some important movements for the Spring, such as the young Hugo Cuenca, Simic and Stalmach from abroad, D’Alessio and Rana from the Italian market. So perhaps all this delay was not there.
Inzaghi said that the last derby was won by Inter. Yes yes that’s fine. And that everyone saw what happened in the last league derby. What exactly? That derbies are not played but are won, it is not even a mantra that belongs to our gaming culture … But then that is no longer good either? Okay … Let’s think about tomorrow. When there is such a tough derby against such a strong opponent, you know you can win, draw or lose. It is not a banality. It is a very important thing that you know first. And that if, therefore, in the concatenation of the episodes of the match, it should go wrong, it must not generate repercussions. The February derby hurt our opponents because they were sure to win. And passing from the certainty of victory to the negative acknowledgment of the final result produced the short circuit. Which we must avoid at all costs. The best way to do this is to win the game. But clarity must never be lacking, since we are only at the beginning, even in the event of a draw that would distance us from the top or that other result that the light in the eyes of our team and the Rossoneri stream already on the way to San Siro they refuse with passion and pride.