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Suso on perfect Gattuso and Piatek

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Fernandez Suso believes AC Milan have the ‘perfect’ manager in Gennaro Gattuso but pleaded for time for new boys Krzysztof Piatek and Lucas Paqueta.

A win over Cagliari this weekend will see the Gattuso tutored side back in the Champions League places.

And new signings Piatek and Paqueta have already been compared to Rossoneri greats Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka.

It’s a possible double,” Suso told Football Italia, referring to Champions League qualification and winning the Coppa Italia.

“Gattuso’s perfect. He’s the right Coach, at the right time in the right place. For us, he’s a point of reference.

“He’s given a lot to me personally and I think I gave him so much too. In the midst of difficulties, he managed to keep the team competitive and compact.

The former Reds winger talked about the impact of injury on the squad and gave an insight on their recent additions to the squad.

“Even at Juve, if you take away four of their starters they suffer. We were still up there in the midst of a thousand injuries.

“Paqueta and Piatek are two great players who can give us so much, but I also saw many others do very well in the first months and then nothing after that.

“Let’s go slowly because I already feel there are too many comparisons with those who won Ballon d’Ors [Kaka and Shevchenko].

“Kalinic made everyone happy at first, but then he got into some difficulty and was criticised.

“It’s not fair on them because if they play poorly in two games, the opposite will be immediately said about them.

“It applies to everyone: now things are good but if we lose twice, we’ll be back to being disastrous.

“That aside, Piatek is a nice lad and Paqueta is taking Italian lessons so he can learn the language as quickly as possible.”