Tuesday November 5 2019
Dunga: 'Paqueta can't save Milan'

Former Brazil coach Dunga said Milan can’t expect 22-year-old Lucas Paqueta to “solve their problems on his own.”

Paqueta came to the Rossoneri in January this year and has since played 22 games in Serie A, scoring once since his €35m transfer from Flamengo.

Dunga is afraid the Italian giant have placed far too much importance on his performances since the 22-year-old arrived.

“He immediately showed his value in Brazil with Flamengo and was brought to Italy,” Dunga told Sky Sport Italia. “Everyone is expecting him to solve Milan’s problems.

“If he finds a team who is ready, he is a completely different player. He still needs to grow and understand how he can express himself in the best way. I think he could be a midfielder in the style of [Nicola] Berti.”

Milan are 11th in the League and are already on the back foot in the fight for a place in Europe.