Terrible performance with only chimenti deserving of a pass mark, its early days but we should look to the transfer market as lightning does not always strike twice, we have to make it happen ourselves not hoping inter or roma will screw up again
Well i have erad conflicting reports about the game, each side saying their side deserved to win, and all that, i have to say i have never heard an italian manager admit his side played badly so i am not surprised,
in my humble opinion, milan were the best side i saw, they created the most clear cut opportunities and at this stage, that counts as they seem to understand eachother and the way the way the forwards ran off the ball was good to see, they still have problem positions like right winger, and the defence may not be the best.
Inter are well like inter, they play better football when Vieri is not playing, because with him playing, they bypass the midfield
Juventus we had a good defence, some players caught my eye like Tacchinardi, chimenti fresi and Camonaresi
Our midfield is still a big worry for me and we don't seem to have a pattern of play, and i wasn't sure what formation we were playing though Lippi admitted we used it as a practise game, and we are a way from being fit
But its a worry to me that in 4 games against a libyan side, reginna, milan and inter, we scored 1 goal
Its imperative we get an attacking midfielder, a creative force and i did notice that we are still the slowest team
On a sad note, it might just have been Davids last match as yet again he had a red card
Edgar Davids and Cosmin Contra were allegedly involved in a punch-up after both players were sent off in yesterday's Trofeo TIM clash between Milan and Juventus.
Davids was guilty of a bad foul on Rino Gattuso, Contra reacted angrily and both were sent-off.
The pair apparently continued the bust up on the way to the locker room. The unsavoury scenes have rarely been witnessed before in Serie A according to reports.
"I'm sorry, things like this should never occur on and outside the pitch, but sometimes you lose your temper," Gattuso told the Corriere dello Sport. "During the match nothing serious had really happened. However, now let's stop speaking about that incident, better forget all about it."
If it was any other player besides Davids I wouldn't believe a word... Now...? :undecide:
Yes we lacked the urgency but we played great. I for one think that by the start of the season we should be in good shape. Am a little worried about the right midfield - almost non existence. when Zambrotta gets back everything will be ok. Something else, at times our defence was caught in sixes & sevens.
Del Piero, Tachinardi, Salas, Fresi, Camonaresi, Buffon, Brighi
Davids (being a professional he should not have reacted the way he did - Sad especially since he had already started on a great run on the left), Nedved (out of sorts)
Rui Costa, Sheva, Seerdorf
keep in mind that each 'match' lasted for only 45 minutes. you also forgot to mention our first friendly (8-1).
anyway, these matches aren't that important they are only there to increase the level of fitness of the players and give coaches fresh ideas, the real matches start on september1, and then we will judge how good is our squad.
im disapointed in one thing, lippi didnt test the 3-attack formation that he mentioned earlier, with dp-trez-salas, he should've used it in one of these friendlies at least.
I am not sure Lippi will ever start a game with 3 strikers though and if he did we definitely need more strikers at the club, because theres no need to play 3 strikers and have only 1 striker for back up