Galliani Backs Monza Momentum Despite Shaky Season Start

Monza chief Adriano Galliani has backed Carlos Augusto’s decision to play for Inter, and thus in the UEFA Champions League this season. The ex-Milan CEO also thinks that the Biancorossi will garner more points against mid-table teams, in contrast to the previous season, where they managed to squeeze the most out of top-placed sides.

Galliani revealed his thoughts on Monza to SportMediaset (via Tuttomercatoweb) in an exclusive interview.

“Last year we scored a lot of points with the big teams. This year, however, they know us and I think we will be able to collect fewer, but I hope and believe that we will do better against the teams in the middle of the table.”

Monza finished 11th last season, a commendable achievement in their maiden Serie A campaign, despite starting on a negative note.

“Let’s remember that we lost the first five games a year ago. We have a very good coach. We lost Carlos Augusto, but the legitimate ambitions of a somebody who wanted to play in the Champions League could not be blocked. Monza is the team with the most Italians. We are looking for people from our territory. Lorenzo Colombo was born in Vimercate and therefore we will have the center forward from Brianza.”

Monza began their 2023/24 season with a 2-0 loss to Inter before beating Empoli 2-0 at home. However, they reverted back to losing ways when Atalanta dismantled them 3-0 in Bergamo last matchday. They face Lecce next.

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