Inzaghi: “The curse does not exist and Piątek will soon return to scoring, he has spirit and the desire to fight”

Filippo Inzaghi at the UEL Trophy Tour Driven by Kia on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for Kia)

Filippo Inzaghi has spoken again about Krzysztof Piątek saying he’s sure the Polish striker will soon score again.

Since Inzaghi retired from football in 2012, 9 players have worn the #9 shirt at Milan: Alexandre Pato, Alessandro Matri, Fernando Torres, Mattia Destro, Luiz Adriano, Gianluca Lapadula, André Silva, Gonzalo Higuaín – and now, Piątek.

Krzysztof has yet to find the net while wearing this new number and the usual talk has begun about the ‘curse of the #9’.

“Let’s make it clear that the curse does not exist,” Pippo said in an interview with Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Piątek will soon return to scoring, without believing in superstition but instead relying only on his great strength. If the weight on my legacy holds back my successors? Let’s not joke, the legacy has nothing to do with it. What was I supposed to say? Before me world-class players in the caliber of Van Basten and Weah wore it.

“If Piątek is the one most suitable to pass the ‘Inzaghi-test’? I think that the thing that unites us is the nose for the goal, but he has his characteristics and I’m sure that with his talents he will soon return to scoring. And he’s a striker I like: he has spirit and the desire to fight.

“I said that I’d got Milanello to personally deliver the #9 shirt to Piątek to drive away the ghosts? I swear it was a simple joke. I care about Milan and I care about the striker since I was one too and I know how much it hurts to not score. It’s Matchday 2, there’s a whole league ahead of us, and Piątek will score soon and a lot. I say this and I hope for him, because he can get the satisfaction he serves, and for Milan, who should have a striker that guarantees many goals.”

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Sui generis1

U have spoken PIPPO….. Hopefully, d drought ends here. Hit d green button! GO PIATEK!!


We should have hired his brother as head coach. He knows exactly what he wants. Lazio squad cost €148m while Milan’s squad cost 408m! Just tells you how to manage a club and be among top 4. They also play better football. If Simone Inzaghi had our budget for squad he would definitely make it to top 4…


Igle Tare lazio sporting director is the brain behind that squad nd Maldini nd Boban tried to bring him Bt he refused to come. Jst to elaborate more, I went through Milan players wage bill nd I can’t tell you the curren management are doing great from all aspects Maldini,Boban nd Masara are managing the cost of things very well all the players that as been signed since January 2019 no one earns up to 2million per season nd only Rebic earns 3million Piatek, Paqueta, Castillejo, Hernadez, Bennacer, Krunic , Leão nd Duarte all earn less than 2million wen Fassone… Read more »


Those two duds gave 31year old Strinić a 2.5 million salary per year and he never stepped a foot on the field


Lol they made him a millionaire in two seasons


Tare has the same job as Maldini and Boban. It was people above them in the club who tried to bring Tare