Tuesday September 10 2013
Milan needed Matri, states Oddo

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.

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