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Zvonimir Boban: ‘Rafael Leao not yet fully mature’

According to Milan legend Zvonimir Boban, Rafael Leao is still in the process of reaching full maturity as a player.

In an interview with Sky Sport during the presentation of a new book by coach Arrigo Sacchi, Zvonimir Boban discussed the challenges faced by Stefano Pioli, the current Milan coach.

It’s quite remarkable that in the 2021-22 season, Stefano Pioli secured the Serie A title. The next year they reached the Champions League semi-finals. However, is currently facing setbacks in both domestic and European competitions.

“You cannot compare those two teams.” insisted Boban.

Zvonimir Boban, who famously wore the Number 10 jersey at San Siro, commented on Rafael Leao being given the same number this season along with a new contract.

“I am pleased to see him wear the 10. He is an extraordinary talent, even if he is not yet fully mature. He has made a lot of progress. Not many expected him to make that progress, but I did…”

Alex Lundy
Alex Lundy
A lifelong football fan, Alex loves to dabble in its history, especially FIFA World Cup. But his love for sports doesn't end at football since he loves watching NBA and Formula1 too. Reading novels and watching classic films takes the rest of his time.


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