“Better than best Serie A team” – Former Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini makes an OUTRAGEOUS claim regarding Premier League club West Ham
Chiellini thinks Italian players can't cope with the physicality of English league.
Giorgio Chiellini believes West Ham United is better than all Serie A clubs. (Images via Sky Sports)
West Ham United have been having a great time under David Moyes. Even though they lost star midfielder Declan Rice to Arsenal, they recruited James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez to replace him. Along with that, they are the defending champions of the UEFA Conference League. A former Juventus star claims they would be the best Serie A team.
While talking to The Athletic, Giorgio Chiellini spoke about how many Italians failed in England, saying they were not able to handle the physicality. He further added that the league never had time to settle, which made it tougher for younger players.
Taking the example of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, Chiellini said the striker would have done well in Juventus or Inter Milan after leaving Sassulo, as they would have given time. But not at West Ham. And that for him made West Ham better than all Italian clubs.
Probably in Italy, it’s easier because he knows the league. But West Ham are on the same level as the best team in Serie A. Physically they have a supremacy that can permit them to destroy the opponents. That’s not something that is easy to figure out.Giorgio Chiellini to the Athletic
He further took the examples of English players in Italy, like Chris Smalling, Fikayo Tomori, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who currently are key players for their clubs. Chiellini stated that these players were much more physical and that will allow them to physically dominate their opponents.
Giorgio Chiellini’s career after Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini played his last season for The Old Lady in 2022, finishing the season without a trophy. Although his contract was signed till 2023, he left the club in 2022 and shifted to California to play for Los Angeles FC. He made his first appearance for the club in July of that year and since then has played 44 matches.
In his first season with LA FC, he won the Major League Soccer Cup and the MLS Supporter’s Shield. Unfortunately, the team finished as runners-up of the CONCACAF Champions League 2023, losing to Mexican club Leon. Although his LA FC contract ends in July 2024, Chiellini isn’t sure of his future. He wants to return to Juventus, but at the same time hang up his boots and shift to the world of Football management.
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