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Higuain ends goal drought in first Milan win in five games

Football-29 December 2018 23:59 GMT

AC Milan ended their five-game winless run in the Serie A with Gonzalo Higuain scoring the winner and ending a two-month goal drought after Andrea Petagna scored for SPAL and Samu Castillejo equaliser.

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Gennaro Gattuso said after the 2-1 win over SPAL: “I liked the team performance a great deal, both technically and tactically. I liked the mentality of the side, that knew how to suffer,” the Coach told DAZN via FootballItalia.net

“We could’ve killed it off earlier and must continue to improve. We’ve had to deal with all sorts of things this year. Now we go to Doha without Suso for the Italian Super Cup, one of our most important players, but I don’t want any alibis.

“We had two big games in December that we didn’t make the most of, but we’ve just got to lick our wounds and keep going.”

On Higuain ending goal drought:

“He lives for the goal, has always been a marksman and therefore really struggled to deal with this negative period. The defeat to Juventus, with the penalty and red card, was a terrible blow for him.

“Higuain needs to rediscover that consistency and precision in his finishing because he has always had those elements. We’ve missed him and hope this has also broken through that mental block.”

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