Well, this is a excuse I haven’t heard before in Italy.
#ACMilan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu says his slow start was partly down to not being able to speak to Vincenzo Montella - “he didn’t speak English”. https://t.co/lrInH4yNBo pic.twitter.com/4x16Ceisj2— footballitalia (@footballitalia) April 25, 2018
Hakan Calhanoglu has blamed his slow start to the season to the fact that Vincent Montella didn’t speak English. Of course, you could ask why Calhanoglu didn’t speak Italian, or at least try and learn it, but it’s not really a problem with Gennaro Gattuso, who played in Scotland at one point in his career. Anyway, with the international nature of football, we sometimes forget how hard it is for players to adjust.
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