This is the second biggest mistake Milan have made in the last two years. The first was of course selling Kaka. No matter how much Galliani might try to defend Milan’s decision in selling Huntelaar, its plain to see that it was a wrong move and probably one that the club will live to regret in the not to distant future.
Huntelaar has been firing on all cylinders for the Netherlands in their two Euro qualifying games this past few days to make him top scorer in the Qualifying rounds with just two games played. 5 goals in 2 games is not luck. This result brings to mind the number of players who after leaving Milan go on to perform even better for their new teams.
Alberto Gilardino and Johann Gourcuff are just two of the players who have gone on to rebuild their career after a disastrous stint with the Italian giants. Of course have good players in Ibrahimovic and Robinho, but to be honest, i would pick Huntelaar over Ibrahimovic any day.
“It’s the same old discussion when we buy players. It’s a mistake and when we sell them it’s a mistake,” he told AAP. “Huntelaar is a good player, he is striker but we’ve chosen [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic for that role and hence why he left.
“Two have gone, Huntelaar and [Marco] Borriello and I wish them well because they’re two excellent players who will do well with Schalke and Roma, respectively.
“I’ve done what the coach [Massimiliano Allegri] wanted. And I, who am always at the coach’s service, gave him what he wanted.”
If what Galliani is saying is true, then Allegri better deliver the goods pronto! We are still yet to see the ‘fantastic four’ in action. Only then can we make judgment on their titles hopes.
Playing away to Cesena, Milan should have the perfect opportunity to continue with their perfect start to the season. Anything other than a convincing win will only give their critics room to criticise their ambitions.
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