Krzysztof Piatek speaks after making early impact with AC Milan

Poland international Krzysztof Piatek has expressed his pleasure after making the switch to AC Milan from Genoa last month. The 23-year-old was the standout performer for Genoa during the first half of the season after contributing more than half of their league goals and he has continued with the same vein of form for Milan with three goals in the past two starts.

Speaking to Foot Truck, Piatek said that he is pleased to have made a quick start to his Serie A career after initially joining Genoa earlier in the summer. He added that he must adapt to the difficulties in the future, though that won’t change his style of play upfront, he said: “I’ve scored goals in Serie A, this is the pressure I’ve chosen. I must adapt, but I certainly won’t change. I plan to always be the same person and work like before.

Udinese, the Forgotten Son?

Already on their second manager of the current season, after Julio Velázquez was replaced by Davide Nicola in mid-November, little seems to have improved at struggling Udinese.

Two wins apiece are all either manager has been able to achieve, during their respective tenures and much to the frustration of long-suffering fans.

Juventus Wary Of Atlético Madrid Draw

The Champions League Round of 16 will be starting in just a few weeks time, and Juventus have landed in one of the most compelling pairings.

Juve will take on Atlético Madrid, the notoriously stingy defensive side out of La Liga with a strong recent history in Champions League play. And while Juventus is still being widely perceived as a potential contender for the league title, it’s not a matchup the side seems particularly thrilled with in the early going.

Inter Milan star can’t take his Argentina place for granted – Diego Milito

Former Inter Milan star Diego Milito has said that Mauro Icardi cannot take his starting role with Argentina for granted, given they are many excellent strikers within the national team pool. The Nerazzurri captain has recently become a regular feature for the South Americans upfront with Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain out of the fray, though the duo could return before the Copa America during the summer.

Speaking to Tencent Sports, Milito said:“It was true that Icardi had just completed a great season, but there are many excellent strikers in Argentina and I have shared the same feelings [having not been selected for the 2010 World Cup. As I said before, we have many excellent players in attack, but I think I deserved more opportunities.”

The Art Of The Transfer

It is surprising how the Italian football club Juventus has been able to rope in so many top-quality professional football players and has been charged nothing of it - it seems like art the club has mastered!

Very recently news came out that the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be joining Juventus in the summer and it will be a free transfer. When you also consider that, in 2012, the Italian Club was able to sign eminent players like Paul Pogba (who played for Manchester United) for nothing too, as well as players like Dani Alves and Fabio Cannavaro, you can see the pattern emerge.

Napoli president confirms Koulibaly interest from Manchester United

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed that Manchester United had recently lodged a club-record £95m for defender Kalidou Koulibaly which was swiftly knocked back. The Senegal international had been highlighted as the prime winter target for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford before he was sacked from the head coach role.

Speaking to reporters, De Laurentiis revealed that Mourinho was keen on recruiting the French-born centre-back at the turn of the year but the club rejected the advances without any concern. He added that the Naples outfit have no plans of offloading Koulibaly during the winter transfer window, although the club can’t continue rejecting ‘indecent offers’ for their leading performer in the future.

Gattuso pleased with Milan’s comeback

Gennaro Gattuso heaped praises on his boys for recovering from a tough position in the recent home game against Dudelange.

AC Milan had a fantastic beginning to the game as they took an early lead, but not only did they concede the leveler later, they shortly conceded a second goal as well which reduced them to 1-2 and put them under some serious pressure.

Spalletti urges Inter to enjoy Champions League

Luciano Spalletti insists that Inter Milan has got the opportunity to feature in the Champions League after a long time.

So the players should just enjoy everything that comes with it, the thrill, the pressure and the drama. Spalletti was speaking ahead of Inter’s away encounter against Tottenham which will take place at the Spurs’ temporary home ground Wembley.

Dybala finds support from Juventus manager

Paulo Dybala might not have netted as many times as he did the previous season for Juventus, but his value in the Juventus set-up remains the same in the eyes of the manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Dybala was the central figure in Juventus’ campaign in Serie A 2017-18, but this time around, it’s been Cristiano Ronaldo who has taken that place as the Portuguese superstar has hardly taken any time to find his feet at the new club and is delivering straightaway.

Krzysztof Piatek dreams of playing in the Champions League

Poland international Krzysztof Piatek has spoken of his ambition of playing in the Champions League in the future. The 23-year-old only joined Genoa from Cracovia last summer but he has since made a huge impression with 13 goals scored from just 11 appearances across all competitions.

As a result, there has already been the suggestion that he could be sold during the January transfer window with Napoli, Juventus, and Chelsea among the prime admirers of his signature. Amidst this, Piatek has said that he is not looking far beyond himself and the focus remains on repaying the faith of Genoa before considering the prospect of Champions League football.

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