Saturday January 26 2019
Gattuso: 'No Piatek-Cutrone pairing'

Gennaro Gattuso was pleased with Milan’s goalless draw against Napoli, but warned Krzysztof Piatek and Patrick Cutrone won’t play together for a while.

The Rossoneri held out with a clean sheet at San Siro, even against a side that fielded Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, Arkadiusz Milik and Jose Callejon from the start.

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

“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.”

Piatek made his debut in the last 20 minutes, replacing Cutrone, so will Gattuso use the two strikers together at some stage?

“Yes, 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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