Media Watch: Maldini’s performance ‘not totally convincing’ despite goal

by | Sep 26, 2021 11:46

Daniel Maldini followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps scoring his first goal for Milan, but Italian media points out his performance wasn’t ‘totally convincing.’

With Brahim Diaz needing rest and Junior Messias on the treatment table, the 19-year-old made his Serie A debut as a starter against Spezia on Saturday. In the second half, he found the net with a header on Pierre Kalulu’s cross from the right.

It’s the third generation of Maldini to score in a Rossoneri shirt and it all happened in front of Daniel’s father Paolo, the legendary Italian defender currently serving as the club’s Technical Director.

Today’s Papers – Maldini’s dynasty, thrilling Inter-Atalanta

The ‘Maldini dynasty’ dominates the front pages of Italian sports papers, but they analyse how, despite his goal, his performance wasn’t ‘fully convincing.’

He was rated 7/10 by La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport and 6.5/10 by Tuttosport, but the pink paper wrote Maldini was ‘unconvincing’ as a Trequartista as he wasn’t always effective.

That’s the same judgement of Il Corriere dello Sport that wrote Maldini’s performance wasn’t ‘fully convincing.’

However, as Tuttosport pointed out, the young Maldini ‘made history’ against Spezia in a day that he will remember forever.

Daniel Maldini


  1. Ayodele Ralph Palmer

    That was his first ever start in Milan shirt away against a team who know how to sit back against superior teams, our first lost in a very long time last season was against the same team, and we lost momentum after that defeat, maybe we should try LEAO who has been starting matches for 2 seasons in a row in that row and see if he will be effective. A 19 years old boy playing his first start away against a rugged team in an unfamiliar role, and even get a heavy goal, and all you could write about is negativity. Y’all need to go home.

  2. Marco Milan

    A Goosebump moment made even better seeing tears in Paolo’s eyes!

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