Tonali at Newcastle, the debut. And the fans make the same chorus as for Antonio

Tonali at Newcastle, the debut.  And the fans make the same chorus as for Antonio

Of Salvatore Riggio

Former AC Milan player Sandro Tonali plays in a friendly match against Rangers. And he already has a chorus: Drink Moretti, eat spaghetti, hate Sunderland!. But copied from one for Antonio Conte

Sandro Tonali's debut with the Newcastle shirt has arrived in a pre-season friendly. happened in Scotland, in Glasgow, against Rangers, with the Magpies 2-1 success. And the former AC Milan player has taken his place in midfield.

Tonali is the most important purchase of the English club, which paid 80 million euros into Milan's coffers, including bonuses. Newcastle fans are already crazy about him, so much so that they dedicate a chorus to him, even if full of stereotypes towards us Italians: Sandro Tonali, Sandro Tonali! Drink Moretti, eat spaghetti, hate Sunderland! sang the English supporters, who fell in love with the former AC Milan player in the 45' minutes. Let us not forget that Moretti and spaghetti are two words that were part of the chorus of Tottenham supporters for Antonio Conte, with the only replacement being the football rivalry for Chelsea and not Sunderland.

Meanwhile, after the initial perplexities on the day of his landing in England with his fiancée, Giulia Pastore, Tonali has also collected the words full of satisfaction from Newcastle coach Eddie Howe: Sandro one of those players who can elevate everyone around him. It will adapt very well to our way of playing. The first signs are very positive. a good guy, so so far he has fitted in very wellhe said.

The goal of the English advantage, created by Almiron, born from a through ball by Tonali for Anderson, who then finished off for the goalscorer. The match, which was 41-year-old Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor's farewell game, was then leveled by Rangers in the second half with a goal from Lammers, formerly of Atalanta, Empoli and Sampdoria, and decided in the 87th minute by Ashby. Meanwhile, for Sandro the first good.

July 19, 2023 (change July 19, 2023 | 12:10)

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