Robocop Piatek “is meant for great things”
Milan have had a good season so far, with 36 points from 22 games and Gonzalo Higuain’s departure from Chelsea have been quickly absorbed. Even faster than expected, with newcomer Krzysztof Piatek convincing the club and fans right from the start. Not surprising for Genoa.
Krzysztof Piatek has only played three competitive games for Milan since his winter change from CFC Genoa – and directly convinced. The Polish international (two appearances), who had only played for CFC Genoa in Serie A since summer 2018 and had already caused a stir there with 13 goals in 19 league games, shot Napoli with a double from Coppa Italia (2-0) – and scored the only AC goal (1-1) in last weekend’s top Roma match.
In short, with three goals in three competitive games, the Pistolero has shown what he’s made of – and not let the loss of Juve loan Gonzalo Higuain (six goals in 15 Serie A games) weigh him down.
Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is in any case enthusiastic about his new protégé – as he reveals to “Sky Sport Italia”: “Piatek makes the defenders tremble with his playing white. He is fast and strong in the duel at the same time, the defenders always have to be on the lookout for him because he also makes room for his colleagues. He helps the team with his movements.”
Songs of praise again from Genoa
The fact that the Rossoneri have paid 35 million euros to replace a relatively unknown striker on the European stage does not surprise the losing club CFC Genoa. On the contrary. CFC sports director Giorgio Perinetti sings a song of praise to Radio Rossonera for the ex-player, who hasn’t even completed a full season for the Ligurians: “Piatek is destined for great things. He is programmed to become a great goal scorer – if he isn’t already.”
Perinetti continues: “Gattuso has already compared Piatek to Robocop – and that makes sense. Because he looks a bit robot-like, he doesn’t feel any tension or fear. He is exactly tuned to be a goal scorer – and is ready for the big throw. He is an executor, technically strong – and only 23 years old”. The sports director can understand the current disappointment of his own CFC fans as to why the player hasn’t at least finished this season – but he also knows: “If a player wants to leave, as Milan did with Higuain, it’s hard to stop him. We had to give in in the end.”