Gonzalo Higuain extended his goal scoring drought to seven consecutive games and Milan seem troubled with their striker’s drop in form.
The Argentine hasn’t fired into the back of the net since October 28, in a Rossoneri 3-2 win against Sampdoria, and his coach, Gennaro Gattuso, has expressed his concerns about his star.
“I talk with Higuain and he is the first to be disappointed by this situation,” he said.
“We need his goals, but above all we need his character and experience.
“He has to be an added value for Milan, guide the team, encourage his teammates, contribute more.”
Higuain sought to play down the talks concerning his scoring contribution before Milan‘s game against Bologna.
“It’s not a weight for me and I know what I should do and why they signed me,” he told Sky Sports.
“I have to be calmer, help the team and the goal will come on its own.”
The first stretch of the season saw the 31-year-old scoring six goals in five consecutive games, in what seemed as promising start in his new chapter in Milan.
On Wednesday, the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport published an article to point out that the former Juventus striker might have even lost his goal-hunger.
Milan have already spent 18 million euros for his transfer, plus another 36m euros due to be paid as a compulsory purchase clause.
The Italian side currently sit 19 behind the Old Lady in Serie A, having also been eliminated from the Europa League by Olympiacos last week.
This story was originally published by Marca
via: USAHint Sports