Wednesday April 14 2021
Materazzi warns Juventus over top-four finish

Marco Materazzi believes Milan deserve to qualify for the Champions League but warns Juventus: 'They are the worst ones I see.'

Milan, Lazio, Juventus, Napoli and Atalanta are fighting for three Champions League spots with eight points dividing the Rossoneri and sixth-placed Lazio, but the Biancocelesti have a game in hand.

"I thought Milan would drop points, but they've collected a few consistent results, and I believe they deserve to qualify for the Champions League," Materazzi told Il Mattino.

"Atalanta go at full speed, while Juventus are the worst ones I see. The next round with Napoli v Inter and Atalanta v Juventus will be crucial."

What's his take on Napoli?

"Despite all the problems they've had, Gattuso has relaunched the team and won the Coppa Italia.

"It's almost like he never had his strikers available. Playing without [Victor] Osimhen and [Dries] Mertens makes the difference, not to talk about [Kalidou] Koulibaly who got injured and tested positive for COVID."