Thursday February 27 2014
Rossi: Taarabt something different

Paolo Rossi sees Adel Taarabt as the potential difference maker in attack for Milan this season, “to take the burden away from Mario Balotelli.”

Taarabt arrived at San Siro in January on an initial six-month loan deal and in a handful of appearances so far, has done enough to impress former Rossonero forward Rossi.

“Taarabt seems to me to have changed the inventiveness that was there before,” the 57-year-old World Cup winner began to Sky Sport Italia.

“He is a different player to the others. At Milan in midfield they are very similar, good at handling, but with no-one to change the pace.

“So, he takes away the burden of responsibility to do that from Balotelli, not every game can be determined by Balotelli.”

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