Wednesday September 12 2018
‘Raiola? Never heard of him…’

Legendary former Milan Coach Arrigo Sacchi hits back at Mino Raiola insisting “I’ve never heard of this person…”

The former Italy CT criticised Mario Balotelli after the draw with Poland, and the striker’s agent described him as “pitiful” and “finished”.

Today the ex Azzurri boss attended a sport festival in Milan and was asked about Raiola's comments.

“I’ve never heard of this person,” Sacchi shrugged, before going on to discuss Italian football in general.

“The word merit is one we don’t use often in Italy. We want to win, but you have to deserve it and patience is also a merit. We need to give people time to work.”

Carlo Ancelotti played under Sacchi at Milan, and the tactician was asked about his former midfielder’s start at Napoli.

“Ancelotti is facing a difficult challenge, because on a scale of 1 to 100, [Maurizio] Sarri managed a 99 at Napoli.

“Can Juventus win the Champions League? They’re working very well and are among the favourites.”

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