Italian Football Is Tough, Says World Cup Star

After Juventus’ hard-fought victory over managerless Spezia, Angel Di Maria has realized that “Italian football is generally very difficult.” He now turns his attention to Nantes in the Europa League. The Old Lady put in a far cry from their best, but they got the job done thanks to substitute Di Maria’s snooker shot and Moise Kean’s scuffed volley from a Filip Kostic cross.

After Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League play-off draw with FC Nantes, Fideo was initially not expected to play at all due to a muscular concern, but he came off the bench and scored that goal after just 10 minutes. He was reminded that he was Juve’s answer to Mr. Wolf, the problem-solving cleaner from Pulp Fiction. I want to help the team whether I start the game or off the bench. The World Cup winner told DAZN, “I am very happy to have scored, because, after the assist for Rabiot against Nantes, I wanted to be on the scoresheet too.”

After losing Bartlomiej Dragowski to injury, the hosts could consider themselves unlucky because they had more possession, chances, and shots on goal. However, Mattia Perin proved decisive by saving Emmanuel Gyasi and Dimitrios Nikolaou. After playing so many games, we sometimes get a little worn out. Italian football is generally complicated, especially if you open yourself to the counterattack. We are attempting to keep our heads up and keep on getting to the next level.”

Since away goals no longer count double in UEFA tournaments, the Europa League draw with Nantes ended in a 1-1 draw, so an interest in France will result in extra time, and a win would send Juve into the Round of 16. We want to qualify, we deserved a better result on the first leg, and now we’re trying to do everything we can to advance.