Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy has commented on his relationship with Mario Balotelli, insisting that they can work together.
Some areas of the Italian Press have claimed that the Italian pair are too similar to play together at the Rossoneri.
But the former Genoa man has asserted that that is not the case, but did admit that they need time to work together.
“The criticism we are getting seems a bit too much,” he told Milan Channel. “We've only played two games together and we need time to settle.
“I know that we need to improve in some areas of our game, but it is not true that we can't work together.”
The 20-year-old forward also remarked on the knee trouble he has been having this term.
“I have had problems with my knees for two or three seasons now,” he added. “I can handle the problem, but every now and then it causes me annoyance.”
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