Godin: “Cagliari choice of heart and life”. And Giulini on Nainggolan …
The rossoblù president on the new Uruguayan signing: “In the friendly match against Atlético, my children wanted the photo with him. What a thrill to have him here”
The wait is over, Cagliari has its caudillo. Godin-Day has finally arrived in a Sardinia Arena dressed up for a thousand fans. Presentation in beautiful style for the Uruguayan, accompanied by his ex-Cagliari father-in-law Pepe Herrera and by the president Tommaso Giulini, who arrived last Thursday in the Rossoblu.
CHOICE OF LIFE
A Godin who had few doubts about his arrival in Sardinia: “Cagliari is a choice of heart and life, the club wants to grow and has an important coach. Pepe was the first to talk to me about Cagliari, he has a wonderful memory of his life here in Sardinia and already in December he told me to come here which is the ideal square for Uruguayans. Nandez, when he heard about the negotiation, called me every day to come here. The history of the Uruguayans in red and blue and the stories of people dear to me have trusted me to come here “.
FAREWELL TO INTER
The move to Sardinia comes after a season of ups and downs in the Nerazzurri, many benches but also a Europa League as a protagonist: “What went wrong at Inter? I try to learn every day, I come here to Sardinia with the desire to play At Inter I played with a different form than in my entire career and arriving and doing well in Italy is never easy, I think it’s the most difficult league I’ve ever played in. What did Nainggolan tell me before leaving? We also talked a lot about Cagliari with him and I expect to see him here in a few days. The fans want him, let’s hope for the best. ” Inter, however, which is a chapter of the past, Godin changes the page: “My goal here is to help my teammates raise the level year after year. On a personal level, I want to reach the next World Cup as a protagonist. This start was not easy for Cagliari but we started against teams that knew each other as much as Lazio and Sassuolo, but I saw that Di Francesco is working hard and wants to build something big. This week I am training with the team and now I am available to the coach for the match against Atalanta. “
THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT
the difficulty was that of making such an important sacrifice in such a complex period. We made every evaluation to understand if it was a sustainable business, the answer was negative but we threw our hearts over the obstacle by betting on a recovery of football and the country. Godin alone is not enough to make the leap in quality, it depends a lot on how we will work during the week. Many young players have arrived wanted by the coach who now have to prove that they are from Cagliari. The important thing is that the group is compact “.
Many young players have arrived wanted by the coach who now have to prove that they are from Cagliari. The important thing is that the group is compact “. Many young players have arrived wanted by the coach who now have to prove that they are from Cagliari. The important thing is that the group is compact “.
THE NAINGGOLAN KNOT
The theme that heats up the fans in the last hours, however, is the possible return of the Ninja: “The Nainggolan affair? – says Giulini – The less we talk about it the more respectful he is because he is not one of our members, he is in Conte’s rotations, he is a player paid a lot by Inter and therefore the situation is very complicated to close the deal. Technical counterparts? Inter wants us to buy the player’s card and the presence of some of our young players to lower their demands is welcome.
But it is a proposal from the last few hours on which the parties have yet to evaluate. What we are looking for now is to understand who can leave, because the squad is too long, but the big names like Joao Pedro, Nandez or Simeone cannot be sold now because there would be no time to replace them in the squad. These are also hot weeks for the presentation of the final project of the new stadium, we are well under way on the interior of the structure but we are reflecting on the outside. I believe that between December and January we will present everything to the municipal administration. The hope is to start demolishing the old Sant’Elia at the end of 2021 “.
Inter, Nainggolan misses Benevento for pharyngitis. De Vrij and Hakimi the certainties
The Belgian, who could return to Cagliari, is not called up for tomorrow. The Dutchman returns to the center of defense, the Moroccan to the first as a starter.
Time to say that he finally had everyone at his disposaland Antonio Conte loses Radja Nainggolan for tomorrow’s away match in Benevento. As communicated by the club, the Belgian will not be available due to pharyngitis. For the Ninja, among other things, these are hot days because his stay in the Nerazzurri is not obvious.
He would like to return to “his” Cagliari, but the two clubs are struggling to find an agreement. Inter are no longer happy with the loan with payment of a good part of the 4.5 million salary, they would like to monetize but the Sardinians do not hear us, thanks to the player’s will. Nainggolan a Conte could be useful, but in addition to the economic aspect, the environmental aspect must be considered. A player like Radja can make a difference when he is motivated and plays consistently. This is far from obvious at Inter, also given the arrival of Vidal and the recovery of Sensi.
In addition to the absence of the Belgian, the other certainty in view of tomorrow’s recovery is the return of De Vrij, disqualified against Fiorentina. On the sides of the Dutchman, two of Bastoni will play, Kolarov, D’Ambrosio and Skriniar, with the latter in turn under “transfer effect” given the possibility that he will go to Tottenham.
Conte could do a bit of turnover, given that on Sunday the Nerazzurri are expected to play their third match in a week, with the difficult trip to Lazio. On the outside the arrow Hakimi will start from 1 ‘, with Young on the left. Probable jersey also for Sensi himself (his piece against Viola is excellent) and one between Brozovic and Gagliardini alongside Barella. Vidal should therefore start again from the bench. In attack, Lautaro could rest.