Massimo Oddo thinks former club Milan were right to invest in Alessandro Matri rather than signing another defender.
Despite some believing that the Diavolo are a little short of quality at the back, Oddo thinks spending €11m on Juventus forward Matri was the way to go.
“Matri has the characteristics that nobody else has in the Milan squad,” the former right-back told Milan News.
“Boss Massimiliano Allegri is looking to give his Milan side something which they have been missing – attacking depth.
“Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy have a different kind of game, while M’Baye Niang is the closest thing to Matri but he is not a lead striker.
“As a result I’ll go against what is being said and state that Milan needed a striker more than they required a defender…”
Matri, 29, made his League debut for the Diavolo against former club Cagliari in Week 2.