‘Almost grotesque’ – Tatarusanu rinsed by Italian papers after Fiorentina defeat

By Isak Möller -

Ciprian Tatarusanu went from hero to zero last night as he followed up the penalty save in the derby with an absolute howler. In addition, he ended up conceding four goals in AC Milan’s first league defeat. 

The goalkeeper has made many mistakes during his spell with the Rossoneri and therefore, not many were surprised last night. It was, however, very frustrating as he had only just started to play well for the club.

The Italian newspapers didn’t go easy on Tatarusanu when handing out the ratings for the game yesterday, and neither did we. He was given a 4.5/10 in our player ratings as his actions contributed to Milan losing the game.

Down below, as cited by MilanNews, you can read what the different papers had to say about the goalkeeper, as well as the rating they gave him. In summary, it wasn’t a good evening for Tatarusanu and he will have to bounce back quickly.

Gazzetta Dello Sport (4.5): “He addresses the match with an incredible mistake. He is also a bit unlucky on the Viola’s second, but Saponara surprises him right at the end of the first half. On the third, the defensive hole is total.”

Corriere Dello Sport (4.5): “On the purple opener, he lets the ball slip out of his hand in an almost grotesque way. Then, Vlahovic dribbles him for the 3-0.”

Tuttosport (4): “First time facing his former side Fiorentina, he interrupts the Rossoneri’s honeymoon with a howler that cancels the exploits of the derby.”

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  1. Tata lost us the game, but Theo def lost us a point…I’m sorry but that was just one too many a times he’s done shit like that, I’m now on the opinion that once you give Theo props for something near excellent, he goes and does some stupid shit…until he proves otherwise, for me he will be the guy you want in your attack but nowhere near your own goal! I mean WTF was that guys??

    1. Sorry to say, but Theo was responsible for 2 of our goals. Without him, we would have lost by a bigger margin. Apart from him, there was no one else to create. Brahim is not in his pre COVID form. Also, usually Kessie used to track back but in yesterday’s game he was not tracking back much, maybe because he was our captain ?

      1. Respectfully disagree. Kessie was fine and not blame at all. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Theo is guilty of trying to dribble out instead of clearing the ball. The real blame is with Tatarasanu who set the tone for the game and out the team behind early. The fact that he had the audacity to complain to Gabbia (albeit, should have just cleared the ball) was laughable. No players near him, an easy catch and spills the ball. That is literally the only job a goalkeeper has to do. Catch the ball when it gets out near you!

    2. Theo should have a more attacking role/position because of his poor defending. He has cost many point due to amateurish mistakes that shouldn’t happen. Switch to 3-5-2 and give the guy more freedom to attack – that’s where he shines.

      And to be honest, he blows away Leao in competition for the left winger. Just look how many good assists/crosses he has delivered to the attackers and compare those to Leao’s. I bet Theo has played 5x more quality balls to the penalty box than the Portuguese.

      1. *He has cost far too many points…

        PS. And especially now that Rebic is out again, Leao should be given some rest and Theo would be the perfect candidate.

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