Milan loaned them both to Altach in January (who have just sacked Klose): for the attacker, only one appearance as a starter and no goals, the goalkeeper is playing continuously
For the Rossoneri of Austria, it could be better. The Altach of Andreas Jungdal and Marko Lazetic, on loan from Milan, finished the Bundesliga regular season in last place, with 17 points in 22 games. On Monday, the sacking of Miroslav Klose, in his first experience on the bench, complicated the team’s situation. But how is the adventure of the two players who arrived from the Devil going? Here are some coordinates.
Lazetic, taken by Maldini and Massara for around 4 million from Red Star (at the beginning of 2022), arrived in Austria in January. Dry loan, with six months of prospects for growth and maturity in view of the return to base. Curiosity: in the first friendly test, the Serbian baby giant had scored 16 seconds after entering the field, with a nice progression and a touch underneath to climb over the opposing goalkeeper. Then, 5 clips – with his debut against Lask in mid-February – and 178 total minutes. Klose allowed the 2004 class only one starting shirt in the home match against Ried, lost 2-1 (and Lazetic played on the left lane on that occasion, wide in the 4-4-2 and away from goal). In the 1-1 draw on the last day of the championship, against Salzburg, he watched his teammates from the bench.
At Altach there is also (on loan with the right to buy) Andreas Jungdal, the 1m95 goalkeeper who arrived at the beginning of January. Raised in the Rossoneri youth team, he’s doing better in terms of playing time. He started all the matches, collecting 540 minutes on the field out of the 540 available. Points more to the experience box. A few weeks ago, the Dane spoke thus – to Bundesliga.at – about his moment: “At Milan I couldn’t expect to be a starter, but being on the bench in the Champions League and in the Milan derby was a good experience. For a youngster, it’s normal to go to a smaller club to make great strides.” Three weeks ago he turned 21: “Now playing is a good feeling, even if I don’t get pissed off.” So far, he has conceded 10 goals (with one clean sheet).
Before leaving on loan for Austria, Jungdal had not made his first team debut. Scattered summons and little else. This year, however, Lazetic had done well with Abate’s Primavera (8 appearances and 5 goals in the league, Coppa Italia and Youth League), scraping together 8 minutes with Pioli, in November against Cremonese. At the end of the regular season, the Austrian league splits up: of the 12 participating teams, the top six will play for the title, while the bottom six will face off to avoid relegation. A goal not to be missed for the two Rossoneri. Looking forward to the summer discussions.
March 22 – 15:59
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