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Gattuso insists that Cutrone and Piatek cannot play together at the moment


Gattuso doesn’t want to disrupt the balance of the team by picking two strikers

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso insists that Patrick Cutrone and Krzysztof Piatek cannot play together at the moment following Milan’s draw with Napoli in the Serie A.

The Rossoneri bought Piatek from Genoa to fill the void left by the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea and the Polish international was introduced in the last 20 minutes in place of Cutrone.

Gattuso was reasonably happy with his team’s performance but he confirmed that starting with both the strikers up front would disrupt the balance of the team.

“We played against a fantastic team and did well in the first half, even if we seemed to disappear in the final third,” Gattuso told DAZN, via Football Italia.

“Napoli are an opponent who always keep you on your toes and had all their forwards out there today. We began to get stretched out in the second half and were struggling with fatigue, but I am happy with a good point.

“If we made fewer mistakes, we’d create a lot more chances. We often lose our way in the final third, getting the final ball wrong, and that is a real regret. We are working on it in training a great deal.”

“Yes [they could play together], but not right now. I don’t like getting pinned back with a line of four in midfield, otherwise, you risk losing too much ground.

“For now, they won’t play together, because it’s an issue of balancing the team. When we did use two strikers, we were too unbalanced, so I won’t do that for now.”



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