They are the less glamorous summer gifts of Di Maria and Pogba but no less valuable, although at the moment they are in good health, unlike the two free transfer stars, both of which are not available
Massimiliano Allegri’s new riders come from different leagues but have already proven themselves from Juventus. Felipe Costek, Eric Melek and Leandro Paredes are the good face of the lady, less glamorous summer gifts than Angel Di Maria and Paul Pogba but no less valuable, although they are in good health at the moment, unlike the two stars on free transfer, both of which are not available. In Paris, Allegri played with all of them together from the first minute, as with Fiorentina, and all three made a good contribution to the cause of Juventus, helping the team not to collapse. Under the blows of Neymar and Mbappe And participate in the final reaction. The technician insists on the concept of patience because he is convinced that it will take time to introduce the latest arrivals, who will be able to offer a lot in terms of quality and substance. Kostik, Milik and Paredes also have experience in the European field and will be immediately useful, when Juventus will have to face the crucial role of qualifying for the round of 16 of the Champions League (the challenge with Benfica at home) certainly without Octopus and perhaps even without Fideo, who will miss 90% of Salernitana But he will try to recover for the trophy, but this time without harming the force.
time, we said. In France, things actually went much better than in Florence, when Paredes (for the first time) and Kostik looked even more confused. It is clear that the Argentine at the Parco dei Principi still feels at home, because he seemed more self-confident and more in control of the situation. The evening’s numbers tell us that Leo touched a total of 102 balls, more than any other player in his first Champions League game for Juventus. A sign that his teammates trust him and have already given him the broker keys. Knowing how to defend the ball but also turn vertical, Paredes combines toughness and ideas, and his former PSG teammates immediately made the cleats feel, making it clear that it would be a battle. A 2-1 move was born from a short corner, finished by Kostic and headed by McKennie.
The Serbian winger was crucial with a cross pass to Texans, who was forgiven for not finishing the match against Fiorentina. The crosses are the reason why Allegri wanted Kostik, a rookie in the Champions League but with the Europa League he won last season with Eintracht Frankfurt. He started slowly, perhaps afraid of the confrontation with the Parisian Marikh, but in the second half he regained his balance, closing the match with 6 passes (no one between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain did more). A good step forward compared to Florence, but the coach expects more from him, because Vlahovic and now Milik need the likes of him to constantly find the target.
As for Milik, he is perhaps the most underrated purchase of summer shopping, but he is also the one who took the least little to get in: he scored right away on the night of his debut against Spezia, a few minutes after entering the stadium, he did. Appearing against Fiorentina and sought to obtain three of this kind in Europe. In Serie A, he scored an average of one goal every 54 minutes, better than Vlahovic (a goal every 88 minutes) and top scorer Arnautovic (a goal every 90 minutes). Arik in Paris was the best in aerial fencing, winning (2 of 2) and hitting the target as much as Doosan (one each). It was the first time the two had played together from the start, and Milik confirmed that he could be a good friend of the Serb, as it allows Vlahovic to waste less energy, and stay more in the penalty area, while the Polish striker retreats to get the man and go and get the ball. The odd pair could already line up on Sunday with Salernitana, the team that allows less space than PSG – Allegri warned – and against whom it will be more difficult to play.
Without Di Maria, who again had trouble with the confidant after the first half with Fiorentina (Angel’s intention is to only return when he feels fine), Allegri remains focused on the double striker. And also in Paredes and Kostic, to complete the Trio of New Musketeers.
Sep 8, 2022 (change on Sep 8, 2022 | 10:32)
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