PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly – Why he is the best defender in Italy

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly – Why he is the best defender in Italy
Udinese's Silvan Widmer (C) and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, 26 November 2017. EPA/ALBERTO LANCIA

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018. 13:00

Senegal and Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is the best centre back in the Italian Serie A, that is according to his agent Bruno Satin.

Satin is reportedly aiming his remarks at Italian giants, Juventus after the Lions of Teranga defender netted on Saturday as they beat Hellas Verona 2-0.

The result kept the Partenopei a point clear at the top of Serie A, above ‘Juve’ as they have 50 points from 20 league matches.

“Kalidou is the best central defender in Italy,” Satin said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“His teammates and the technical staff help him to express his quality. Virgil van Dijk? He’s strong, but he’s in England.

“He’s happy with the goal he scored yesterday (Saturday) and that he contributed to the win. Too bad the ‘luck’ of Juventus later on contributed as usual to keep the Bianconeri in Napoli’s wake.

“The images are there for everyone to see…”

However, the defender will now look forward to helping the club open the gap with another win over Atalanta away on January 21.

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