Saturday February 22 2020
Cutrone: 'Milan never my opponent'

Patrick Cutrone thanked both Milan and Fiorentina fans after earning a penalty in the 1-1 draw. “If I had scored, I never would’ve celebrated.”

The striker was a substitute at the Stadio Franchi and was adjudged to be fouled by Alessio Romagnoli for a late Erick Pulgar equaliser.

At the final whistle, Cutrone walked over to the away end and exchanged an emotional salute with his old fans.

“Milan will never be an opponent for me. I thank them for all they gave me and the applause at the end,” the former Rossoneri youth product told DAZN.

“I came off the bench with my usual desire to fight hard and win, so it was a wonderful game. We did really well when down to 10 men in order to stay in the game and get a point out of it.

“I am happy with the point, I thank the Viola fans for their support and the Milan fans for their salute. If I had taken the penalty, I never would’ve celebrated, because I respect Milan so much and I would never do that to them.

“I have to thank Fiorentina for believing in me. I have to repay the club with performances and I hope many goals.”

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