Journalist harshly suggests Romagnoli’s growth ‘stopped when he was 21’

By Isak Möller -

Alessio Romagnoli received some criticism after his performance against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday, at fault for a handball with a sloppy handball. Certainly, there have been some doubts about the captain. 

The defender remains an important player for Milan, having been the captain for quite some time now, but he hasn’t progressed the way made had hoped. And with competition increasing in his role, his cemented starting spot has been questioned.

During the game against Red Star, Mediaset and Calciomercato journalist Dario Donato shared his thoughts on Romagnoli and his growth in the last few years. Perhaps harshly, he wrote that the defender hasn’t improved in the last five years.

“Alessio Romagnoli’s problem is that at 21 he was exactly the same as today. That is, his growth and improvement process has stopped. He is a good player, but not the one Milan made a big investment in,” he stated.

Romagnoli is expected to play from start against Inter tomorrow and having been criticised for his performances in big games, it will be an important test for him. Do you agree with the journalist? Or are the doubts unnecessary? Let us know below.

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  1. Ritez Milanovic says:

    I agree. He is not a player for club like Milan . And he is playing like back up player. As a Milan fan I support him but can’t digest his poor mistakes every time. I hope he won’t make any mistakes in derby.
    # FORZA MILAN ❤🖤

  2. Remyp says:

    The words is harsh but the meaning is true, its not just his technical performance who drop but the leadership as well he’s been lacking lately. When the game become difficult its look like hes nowhere to be found to motivate the other players because hes struggling as well

    1. milanfanfromchina says:

      His switch to Raiola should gives Maldini one more reason to sell him. We will all feel fed up “drama season II” of Raiola demanding unreasonable pay rise and other stuff.

      Sell him and give chances to other younger defenders we have!

      1. Cannavaro of Nigeria says:

        I agree with you….you reason what am reason for the upcoming defensive line which is going to be our future maybe gabbia or someone from other league am not satisfy the way he’s playing no improvement Milan bough almost seven defender because of him is the one that make Milan watch nonsense to sell some mistake one

  3. Nicky says:

    Most certainly agree. Poor performance game after game. Donnaruma feels more like a captain than Romagnoli. Give him the captain armband and sell Romagnoli in the summer. I would much rather see Kjaer and Tomori. Also Gabbia is better than Romagnoli. He could also fight for a starting spot. Romagnoli out!

  4. Juro says:

    Agreed. He has been poor especially this year and last. Must expect more especially from our captain. Lacks consistency and gets beat by faster and more physical players. Must be careful about giving him huge contract extension as I feel he will only get worse not better. If he’s already having problems now with pace and physicality it doesn’t get better the older you get. Must sign another you g player I.,e. Lovato? And MUST pick up option on Tomori

  5. Zymotix says:

    Totally agree, he has perform consistency as big problems for Milan defense.
    Sell him in the summer, gabbia or kalulu are better than him

  6. Adeniya ibrahim adewunmi says:

    He’s not a player for a team like Milan. He lacks confidence as a defender. He’s just been favored because he’s an Italian. Even when he was 21 he was not better than Gustavo Gomez. Milan sold Gomez so that Romagnoli can grow and he’s yet to grow. Gabbia and tomori are better than him. I pray he gets injured and his case turn to that of montolivo so we can give the right defender the chance to play.

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