Filippo Inzaghi has joked about the #9 shirt curse, saying he’s willing to award it to Krzysztof Piątek if it’ll help.
Piątek changed his shirt number from #19 to #9 at the start of pre-season and he has so far failed to score a single goal in all competitions since then.
The Rossoneri have not had a prolific player wearing the #9 shirt since Filippo Inzaghi retired from football in 2012, and so a ‘curse’ has been associated with this jersey. Piątek addressed it himself in a recent interview with Foot Truck.
“I was joking last night Francesco Conti, Giampaolo’s assistant who is a friend: as soon as I get back to Milano I will go to Milanello and give Piątek the #9 personally, if it’s needed to drive away the ghosts,” Pippo, who played for Milan from 2001 to 2012, said in an interview with Sky Sport 24.
“I hope Piątek does well and that Milan will have a forward who scored goals. He’s a forward I like, he has spirit, and he wants to fight. I hope he gets the satisfaction he deserves with the Milan shirt.”