Gattuso impressed with Piatek: ‘He reminds me of Tomasson’

Krzysztof Piatek

Gennaro Gattuso has been impressed by new AC Milan signing Krzysztof Piatek since joining the club in a €35m move from Genoa last week. The Italian head coach has praised the Polish forward’s attitude, comparing him to Champions League winner Jon Dahl Tomasson.

“[Piatek] reminds me of Tomasson, he has very specific characteristics,” Gattuso told Milan TV. “Jon never relented in training and he gave us a great hand even when he wasn’t starting. Piatek has just arrived but I like him, he’s a curious lad and he’s been looking at the photos at Milanello. He likes to observe, discuss and experience the structure that we have in place here. This is fantastic.”

Milan earned a goalless draw to Napoli last weekend, but Gattuso was unhappy with the performances of his team in the final stages of the game. “We must start again from the first 50 minutes in the league match, showing the same kind of character. In the final 30 minutes, we stopped trying to dribble and became increasingly stretched. We have must have the desire to play and prove ourselves, dribbling the ball well.”


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