Angel Di Maria, the Argentine winger of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has opened up about his time in Italian football, describing it as ‘very difficult’. Di Maria, who is known for his technical ability. He has played in some of the biggest leagues in the world, include La Liga and the Premier League. But it was his time at Benfica and later at Real Madrid, where he first caught the attention of the footballing world.
Di Maria’s career took him to Manchester United and then to PSG, where he has spent the last five seasons. During his time at PSG, Di Maria has established himself as one of the best players in Ligue 1, winning four league titles in the process. But his time in Italy, where he spent one season at Inter Milan, was not as successful.
In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Di Maria spoke about his experience in Italy, describing it as a very difficult period in his career. He said, “Italian football is very difficult, especially for a foreign player. The language, the style of play, the mentality, and the tactics are all different from what I was used to.”
What did DI MARIA said about Italian Football
Di Maria also talked about the challenges he faced on the pitch. “The physicality of the game is very different in Italy. The defenders are very tough, and the tackles are hard.
Despite the difficulties, Di Maria managed to make an impact during his time in Italy. He played 52 games for Inter Milan, scoring six goals and providing 12 assists.
Di Maria’s experience in Italy is not unique. Many foreign players have found it difficult to adapt to the style of play and the culture of Italian football. The league is for its tactical approach and its emphasis on defense. The physicality of the game and the focus on set pieces and dead-ball situations make it a challenging environment for attackers.