The new stars had different experiences. Eto’o and Lucio had never played in Serie A before and this was obvious. Games and time will reveal if they can play in the environment of passionate, high expectation Italian football. Milito and Thiago Motta have had the benefit of one season in Italy and fared better.
The Bari game was analysed by the media for at least 3 days. Juventus and A.C.Milan plus their supporters all said this result put Mourinho and his team in their place. I felt the game was entertaining, Bari excelled, and Milito and Eto’o missed 5 clear cut chances between them. A draw was a fair result. The aftermath was hysterical, contradictory and in its truest sense farcical. This applies to most aspects of Italian life, not just football.