AC Milan assistant coach Luigi Riccio spoke instead of Gennaro Gattuso, after the Rossoneri’s 2-0 victory over Genoa that gave them a spot in the top four in Serie A, and admitted he has confidence in Patrick Cutrone to get the goals missing given Gonzalo Higuain has left for Chelsea..
Riccio underlined how the Rossoneri did a lot better in the second half, when Fabio Borini and Suso sealed the three points.
“In the first half Genoa were great in attacking us with many men, but we were much more organised in the second 45 minutes,” Riccio told Sky Sport Italia after the game.
“Initially we struggled to overcome the last two games, against Sampdoria and Juventus, as a lot of key players weren’t rested.
“Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Chelsea? We saw it coming in recent times, but it’s the transfer window, we are professionals, and know how this works.”
“I want to underline Cutrone’s last two games,” Riccio went on, “and even his performance today, enabling us to go forward, opening up spaces.
“Paqueta is a technical player who can improve a lot and can be decisive in the last 16 metres. He’s also physical, can be good in the air and is very useful in defending.”