Canna is gone, the leader of our central-defence has left the building. So what now.
We have Cordoba. Well, nobody can complain about him. Year after year he dig himself deeper and deeper to our Nerazurri-hearts. Just a lovable guy.
Then we have Matrix. He has been three years with us and proven his worth. Anybody can remember the legendary dynamic duo he created with Cafe in his first season. But is there a big question mark around him now? Last season wasn´t the best possible and a little hesitance has been with him in pre-season matches also. He has never done very well in national team and his temper has cost us couple of times before. Is he a player we can rely on for the whole season?
Matrix is a man I personally respect a lot and love that he´s with us, but somehow the feeling that he should be a regural in a starting eleven is a bit unsure. I might be wrong about this, but still...
Back-ups are Camarra and Miha. Nothing to complain about, as long as they really are pure back-ups. For that they are good enough fo sure.
But then there is a player they talk about as a new Samuel. Young lad from South America who has came here to learn how to play football in high level. Young lad who came here to sit on the bench and learn from the masters. Back-up for real Serie A defenders. And how young is this kid then? 23. Yes, 23! It´s not so freaking little. Samuel was 22 when he played his first whole season with Roma.
So what do we actually have?? We have an Argentine NT-defender who will most probably have a marvellous future ahead of him. A solid, versatile player, who can play anywhere in the defence. Guy who really knows how to win. Nothing but overflowing praise from everyone who talks anything about him.
Don´t you guys think we should start hoping a little more from him than a place on the bench and a quality replacement for others. I mean, this is a huge chance for Nicolas. Canna´s gone, so there is nobody (or hopefully Cafe), who can be absolutely sure of his place in our central defense.
Burdisso is slightly injured at the moment and has not yet played for Inter, but what I feel right now is that our number one CB-pair in this season will be Cafe-Burdisso. What do you think..?