Former AC Milan goalkeeper Giovanni Galli believes that Stefano Pioli would be better fielding Francesco Camarda at striker than Luka Jovic against Fiorentina.
Olivier Giroud is suspended for the next two league games after the red card that he was given during the 2-2 draw against Lecce before the international break, and it seems to be between Jovic and Noah Okafor to take his spot.
However, there have been plenty of calls for Camarda given how well he is doing with the Primavera side under Ignazio Abate, even though he is only 15 years of age and was playing with the U18s until last season.
Galli spoke during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport and he made it clear who he would go with if he had the choice of fielding the young Italian or Jovic, with his comments relayed by Radio Rossonera.
“Luka had shown that he had everything to be a great player. When he arrived in Serie A, I thought: ‘Ok this can be a great achievement, but he has to recover his hunger’,” he said.
“In recent years he has been missing, I can’t even say if it’s a mental or physical issue, but he seems different from the talent admired in Germany. We saw nothing of him.
“If Milan get him back he can count on an important element, but if the situation doesn’t change it might be worth letting a boy like Camarda play. It could be an opportunity to throw him in with less responsibility. There can’t be such a void behind Giroud.
“Right now, playing a delicate match without two such strong attackers can take a toll. For Fiorentina it will be a clear advantage, but I expect that sooner or later the others will also be unlocked.
“Above all Chukwueze. He hasn’t been seen so far, but the player observed in Spain can be entertaining.”