Saturday February 10 2018
Cutrone: 'Milan comes first'

Patrick Cutrone shrugged off his individual tally of 12 goals this season, two against SPAL, to celebrate Milan success.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring at the Stadio Mazza in Ferrara after just one minute and 41 seconds, eventually winning 4-0.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult match and straight after my opening goal, we struggled under pressure. We did well to resist and like a great team find a way to kill off the game,” Cutrone told Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium.

“I hope to continue like this, but above all for Milan to win, then after that I’ll think about myself.”

His two goals this afternoon were both tap-ins after he read the play beautifully, moves reminiscent of Pippo Inzaghi.

“Pippo Inzaghi was one of the best strikers in Milan’s history and I have a great deal of respect for him. If you ask me the current striker I like the most, I’d say Andrea Belotti.”

Milan seem to have turned a corner under Coach Gennaro Gattuso.

“Now we have to start focusing on the Europa League, as there’s a very important game coming up on Thursday.

“I owe a lot to Vincenzo Montella, as he launched my career, but also to Gattuso, who is playing me consistently. Our rapport is great, I always listen to the Coach and like the way he fires me up before a game.

“I dedicate one goal to my family and the other to Andrea Conti, who said before kick-off that I’d score a brace. I hope he returns to the field soon.”

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