No one has scored more goals in Europe than Filippo Inzaghi. He broke Gerd Muller’s record of 62 goals last night, in Milan’s 1-0 defeat of Celtic. Er, how did that happen? He’s not world-class in any area, not even when it comes to scoring goals (that sounds perverse, but it’s true â€“ he does miss as many goals as he scores). His touch is shit, his ball control average, he’s not particularly fast or powerful. How does he do it?!
I guess it’s because Pippo has played so long for a Milan team that is always in Europe and has always had great midfielders to create stacks of chances for him to stick out a bony leg and claim yet another goal from one yard out.
Every sport offers rewards to opportunistic players, and no footballer is more opportunistic than Inzaghi. Or am I being a bit harsh on the lad?