Christian Abbiati has hailed the talents of teammate Stephan El Shaarawy, but insists the Milan youngster must still improve.
The 19-year-old has been one of the positives from the club’s problematic start to the season and his brace on Wednesday ensured a 2-0 win over Cagliari.
“El Shaarawy has talent,” the goalkeeper told Milan Channel. “He also has time on his side as he is still very young.
“He had a great game against Cagliari, but he still has a lot of improvements to make though as he has to grow.
“This is a point of departure for him and not a point of arrival…”
The Italian Under-21 international, given his first full cap in the August friendly defeat to England, has three goals in five Serie A games this term. He only got two League goals in 2011-12.