Monza defender Pablo Mari sat down with Serie A ahead of Matchday 4 to speak about what he offers to the club, Italian football, and the long road that lies ahead to remain in the top flight.
The 28-year-old Pablo Mari joined Monza on loan with an obligation to buy from Arsenal this summer.
“Monza needed a centre-back with leadership who is able to take responsibility when it comes to keeping the team’s shape. While I don’t think I’m better than anyone else I’ve got a better view of the game from the back. I just try to help my teammates with positioning to steady the ship.”
Italian Football & Tactics
This is not the first time in Italy for Pablo Mari – he spent last season on loan at fellow Italian top-flight club Udinese.
“I love the football here. It’s tactical and you need to keep your focus until the final whistle. As a player, I enjoy reading the game and anticipating the opposition. As such, I felt at ease in the four months I spent in Italy with Udinese.”
Altitude Sickness in Serie A
Despite making various changes and signings this season, Monza will have to fight to prove their worth and remain in Serie A.
“We’ve got many new players and we’ve only known each other for two weeks. We’ve obviously got to work hard every day so that we achieve success as quickly as we can; we need to be much more competitive.”