Managers are not prepared to buy new footballers for Milan: De Tocci

It is difficult to find managers who are willing to buy players to replace injured players, says Juventus’ Antonio De Toca.

“There is a limit to the amount of players you can buy for a squad.

If a manager wants to buy a player, he will have to pay for him, he cannot just throw money at a player,” De Toci said.

“The best teams, in Serie A, are teams that don’t have to spend too much, so it’s a pity when players have to miss games due to injury or illness.”

There are also doubts over whether the €40m Juventus received for Lazio’s Luca Toni in the summer will be sufficient to buy another player, with the player still being a doubt for the remainder of the season.

“If I had a budget to spend on Lazio players I would, but there is a chance that Lazio could offer the right price, so I would consider that,” De Ciacci said.

De Toco, who is also the head coach of Juventus’ Under-19 team, believes the club should consider moving to a 4-3-3 formation.

“I believe that 4-2-3 and 3-5-1 are better,” he said.

“I would prefer that, with 4-4-2, we can bring a lot of energy and quality to the squad.”