Doubts continue to circulate regarding Ciprian Tatarusanu’s position as the deputy to Mike Maignan, but the numbers seem to be on his side.
Of course there are certain things that pure statistics cannot highlight such as sense of position for set pieces and leadership (or lack thereof) within the 18-yard box, but Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) write that the Romanian goalkeeper has shown he is adequate.
Tatarusanu will remain the starter until Maignan’s calf gets better despite the arrival of Devis Vasquez from Club Guarani in Paraguay. He should therefore start tonight against Torino, in Lecce at the weekend and then in the Super Cup against Inter.
Tatarusanu has conceded 15 goals when starting this season, obstaining clean sheets against Juventus and Cremonese. Maignan has let in eight goals in seven league games and failed to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League, whereas Tatarusanu managed two.
Nonetheless, the 36-year-old is not expected to renew at the end of the season and would like to win one last trophy before saying goodbye to the Rossoneri. In this regard, the Supercoppa is a huge opportunity.