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.
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.