Gonzalo Higuain’s form is of no concern to AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso, despite the striker having not scored since October.
In Serie A, Milan have been without the on-loan forward since a 2-0 defeat to Higuain’s parent club Juventus on November 11, with the former Napoli star having been handed a two-game suspension following a red card in the clash at San Siro.
Gattuso’s side have drawn 1-1 with Lazio and beat Parma 2-1 in Higuain’s absence, with the 30-year-old set to return to Serie A action against Torino on Sunday.
And although Higuain has not scored in any competition since netting in a 3-2 win over Sampdoria on October 28, Gattuso remains unconcerned, labelling the Argentina international as a “true champion”.
“Even when everyone thinks he is upset, his smile in the locker room is always there,” Gattuso told a news conference.
“He hasn’t scored in a month but that is also due to the suspension, the international break and the slight injury. He is a true champion.
“We will try and see if Higuain and [Patrick] Cutrone can play together, our greatest issue should be balance, we have to move well and sense danger.”
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Milan have lost just one of their last six league fixtures, and sit in fourth, although Gattuso is expecting a stern test against Torino, who are four points behind the Rossoneri.
“They are a team that combine technique and physical strength, always well put in place with a prepared coach,” he said.
“They know what to do and it’s hard to deal with when they play away from home.”
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