Man who started with Spezia, but excluded from Max’s turnover with both Napoli and Milan, after losing his permanent position also in the national team: already awaited for a leap in leadership quality, with the technical change the Dutchman seems to have to demonstrate again its value. But more is expected from the heavier staffing engagement
“It’s not a question of experience, De Ligt has played many games: three of the first four – said Max Allegri after Milan to explain the Dutchman on the bench -. Wednesday we are still on the field and other players will play”. Matthijs played on Wednesday, and scored the winning goal. Seeing him (and seeing him decide) with Spezia does not, however, elude the issue, and the goal was not needed to amplify it: it is true that between De Ligt, Bonucci and Chiellini one must stay out, but the two games in which the former Ajax is not he was not just any two appointments: Napoli and Milan, the two big matches at the beginning of the season, in which Allegri was decided on the old guard. Without this having proved to be synonymous with victory, indeed (through no fault of the power plants). Combined with the loss of a permanent job with the Netherlands, it was not an ordinary start to the season for De Ligt.