Gattuso seeks to keep away from Higuain dependence



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12 Aug 2018, 10:21 IST
Gonzalo Higuain - cropped
Gonzalo Higuain of AC Milan

Gennaro Gattuso is adamant AC Milan can’t depend on Gonzalo Higuain alone to enhance their state of affairs in Serie A this season.

Milan accomplished a swap cope with Juventus this month, bringing former Napoli star Higuain and defender Mattia Caldara to San Siro in trade for Leonardo Bonucci returning to Turin.

Higuain scored in opposition to his outdated membership Actual Madrid in a pleasant on the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, and has netted 16, 24 and 36 objectives respectively in every of the earlier three Italian top-flight campaigns. 

Regardless of his potential significance in 2018-19, Gattuso desires to keep away from his crew turning into too depending on the prolific Argentina worldwide. 

“We’re going nowhere if we simply depend on one participant, even whether it is Higuain. It is not sufficient,” he informed a information convention within the Spanish capital.

“With a view to be credible, you need to do the work all through the week, encouraging your team-mates and never insulting them. I’ve seen all of that since he arrived right here.”

Milan responded shortly to falling behind in Madrid, Higuain taking simply two minutes to cancel out Karim Benzema’s second-minute opener.

Targets within the second half from Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral consigned the guests to defeat, however Gattuso stays inspired by what he has seen from his gamers.

“Final season our greatest downside was that we performed some enticing soccer with out bringing house a consequence, and now we have got the identical regrets, so it is one thing we have to enhance,” he mentioned.

“We have to keep away from conceding objectives on the finish of every half. It was a superb efficiency total, the aspect is in fine condition and performs properly. On the whole, I’m comfortable, as we have now strengthened this summer season.

“It is true the hole with Juventus stays very giant, however we’re younger and heading in the right direction. If we proceed like this, I do not assume it’s going to take lengthy to bridge that hole.”

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