Samir Handanovic goes back to basics, Aurelio De Laurentiis prunes and Mattia Perin has a cunning plan as Susy Campanale sums up the week’s silliest comments.
“I do not understand why the newspapers want me to buy Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. He’s not good enough for Italy, let alone Napoli.”
Aurelio De Laurentiis likes to nip a transfer story in the bud by using a chainsaw
“Goalkeepers are paid to save, not to think.”
Samir Handanovic is the anti-Descartes: he saves, therefore he isn’t considering the philosophical implications of that
“If I have to intercept a long ball to Peter Crouch, I think I’ll bring a ladder!”
Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin hasn’t thought through how long it will take to climb – better to go with stilts
“We are working on things that in theory we should already have known: we resumed from the ABCs of football, going back to basics.”
Handanovic explains Inter’s ABCs – Avoid Being Crap
“I believe in fate and think coincidences never just happen by chance.”
Is that Gigi Di Biagio’s excuse for missing a penalty in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final against France?
“Milan's Adriano Galliani can sniff out a bargain.”
Sinisa Mihajlovic reveals what we all suspected – Galliani is a human-bloodhound cross
“I know I still have to improve in certain respects, such as my finishing, but I’m working on it.”
The first step to healing is when Kevin-Prince Boateng acknowledges he has a problem
“I hope that Gonzalo Higuain does better than I did at Napoli and that he is loved more than I was.”
And doesn’t walk out on them the same way as Ezequiel Lavezzi did
“I think the Gareth Bale signing would be a commercial operation. Real Madrid have always wanted to sign a British player because of sponsorship.”
Someone tell Arrigo Sacchi that Bale isn’t exactly a David Beckham style fashion icon...
“We had an excellent season with Napoli last term and I hope to do something similar at Inter.”
Rolando is perfectly happy with just nine games in all competition
“We have players who are honoured to wear the Sampdoria shirt and consider this an important club. Others who didn’t think that have gone elsewhere, even if they were more talented.”
Delio Rossi really knows how to build team spirit: ‘You’re mediocre, but at least you’re committed!’