Watch: Milan loanee Maldini scores crucial winner for Monza against Genoa

By Isak Möller -

Daniel Maldini scored the winner for Monza in the 3-2 clash against Genoa this evening, bagging his second goal for the club. Indeed, it seems the AC Milan loanee made the right decision to switch clubs. 

Maldini was initially loaned out to Empoli but after a lack of playing time, he joined Monza instead in January. He bagged his first goal against Salernitana two rounds ago and followed that up with the winner tonight, with Monza clinching a crucial 3-2.

The attacking midfielder helped set up the attack and then made the most of a rebound, as you can see in the video below. Milan are watching on with a smile, although it remains to be seen if he will be in consideration for the first time in the summer.

The Rossoneri will take on Maldini’s former side, Empoli, tomorrow afternoon and a win is needed to leapfrog Juventus and thus put pressure on the Bianconeri ahead of their game.

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  1. I’d extend his contract for a year and keep him in loanville.

    Even the tiniest thought of a world class Maldini playing anywhere else must be squashed.

  2. This has been a few games now when he’s come on and made a difference. Quite interesting. His passing actually reminds me of CDK, he passes into space but teammates fail to read it. Difference here is that it’s in a less pressure environment and he eventually gets it right. His ball control is also nice. Wouldn’t mind seeing him extend his loan and develop even more..Monza looks like a place he can develop.

      1. regardless of that cdk had a bad stint with us it could have easily been a lot different after the first 10 matches or something his team mates had squandered many open chances he had created and he could maybe have had 5 assists or something by then. It didnt go his or our way in that regard but to say that cdk cant pass is downright preposterous as its a good trait of his as he is actually reads the game well and then execute with his passing it but the players in the other end will also have to follow up on it otherwise his stats wil not show it as an end product. It might have affected his confidence as it intensified the critique from left and right. My biggest critique in regard of him was that he often looked lethargic and didn’t run and show enough grit on the field but he certainly isn’t without any creativity or passing abilities as i see it.
        Maldini might be one of our most technical gifted players and i tend to agree with IKWYDLS but compared to cdk he seems to have a bit more mobility in his movement even though he is only a bit shorter than cdk.

        1. Ohbi should have read your post first. It’s basically the point I was making. CDK passing into space is highly underrated. If only in Italy players were more risky in their attacking approach, im convinced these guys would tear it up

      2. Yes, CDK used to pass the ball into space and no one reads the pass. I swear ppl have forgotten how to run into space. That’s what I meant. It still happens with him in Atalanta even though he’s doing well there. Fine line between a misplaced pass and receiver not reading the play

  3. I like to otherwise imagine what Maldini would be if it wasn’t for the Italian system geared toward cannibalising its own, almost like a sacrifice of the young to the FFP gods.

    For example, I’d say he is more capable than Colpani in every technical and physical part of the game.

    Is he just going to have to wait out another 24 months before convention allows him to start games?

    It’s a mark of how arse backwards the system is that kids like Brahim Diaz get opportunities when Maldini can’t. It is particularly bizarre that Adli is now being recast as a very mediocre regista. The system couldn’t imagine that sort of opportunity for a local.

    1. 💯
      The system is very very bad in Italy for very young players. It disgusts me the lack of trust and opportunities especially at bigger clubs while other leagues have more faith

      1. Yep. In Italy youngsters are rarely given any chance. And then they wonder why the Azzuri underperform.

        Seems like young Maldini has found a good place at Monza to grow. His loan should be extended there

    1. That’s true.

      We’re in the business of losing players before they are and then signing second rate players which we can afford.

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