Calhanoglu criticised by Italian media after disappointing return from start

By Isak Möller -

Hakan Calhanoglu, who came off the bench in the 4-0 win against Crotone and grabbed two assists, failed to replicate that performance last night. In the 2-0 defeat to Spezia, he was subpar. 

The No.10 recently recovered from COVID-19 and you could see that the fitness perhaps wasn’t quite there. However, he also failed to do things he normally does so easily, such as controlling the ball and providing good passes.

In our ratings, he got a 4/10 as he made too many errors and was barely in the game, so it seemed. As compiled by MilanNews, the Italian newspapers didn’t give him much praise either, with Tuttosport giving him a 5 because ‘he couldn’t create anything’.

Gazzetta Dello Sport stated that the Turkish international was ‘always out of position and out of time’ and gave him a 4.5. Corriere Dello Sport gave just 4 as it was a display ‘without brilliance, without polish, without ideas’.

Not good ratings for Calhanoglu, but then again, that can be said for most of the players after yesterday’s outing. From a player like Hakan, though, you would expect a lot more.

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Tags AC Milan Hakan Calhanoglu Spezia

5 Comments

  1. victor says:

    It is not fair to pick on any particular player when the team was playing (or, rather, just being present in the arena) without ideas.

  2. Trojan says:

    He wants big money. What money do you
    want
    They should cut the payment off
    Lazy. Mother fucker
    Parma Genova Verona specia. What money

  3. Milanisti indonesia says:

    And he want a big salary for this trash performance? He is lucky milan sign him, either way he going back to play such a medioker team in turky

  4. Sebastiaan says:

    Hakan the league title is on shoulders, you asked for big money for playing like that.

  5. Ahmed Mohammed says:

    He should have been given 2/10 without a number 10 the team plays bad he was in and the team’s play was worse,it was like playing 10 men against 11 he was not there ,we pray he gear things up for our top 4 finish is very essential

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