Gattuso coy on Ibrahimovic move but delighted with Patrick Cutrone
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso described Patrick Cutrone as having « fire in his veins » after his execution in Sunday’s prevail upon Parma, but kept his cards close to his chest on the possibility of a return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Rossoneri fought back to run out 2-1 winners with Cutrone’s effort and Franck Kessie’s penalty, granted after a VAR audit a lot to the alarm of the guests, counteracting Roberto Inglese’s 49th-minute opener.
Cutrone may not have started the match had Gonzalo Higuaín not been serving a suspension in Serie A after being sent off against Juventus last month, while gossipy tidbits keep on mounting that veteran forward Ibrahimovic could come back to San Siro in January.
Asked by DAZN how the three could fit into his XI, Gattuso initially replied with his tongue in his cheek, saying: « And what about Lucas Paqueta, where do we put him? » – a reference to the Flamengo midfielder who is broadly answered to be almost there joining Milan.
Gattuso then added: « We’re thinking about playing, we like hostile footballers, yet we generally require balance.
« So, let’s focus on the six games before the break then we’ll see what happens in the market. »