Gonzalo Higuain pays tribute to AC Milan boss after SPAL triumph

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has dedicated his match-winning goal to AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso after the Rossoneri came from behind to register a 2-1 win over SPAL. The Milan giants had gone through an unwanted history after failing to score in four successive league games but they managed to put that aside by finding the scoresheet twice against the weekend’s opponents.

Speaking after the game, Higuain highlighted the importance of the goal and praised his manager, who has supported him during a run of nine matches where he could not find the net. He added that the Italian Super Cup remains the next main challenge for them and they are determined to win the trophy against Juventus following the winter break.

He told DAZN: “It was an important goal and three fundamental points after all we’ve wasted before, but now we can have a rest with our families. It’s natural the fans expect more from me. I came to Milan because I was convinced by the project here and I want to continue like this. Gattuso has always supported me and above all been honest. This goal is for him. Now we’ve got the Supercoppa, it’s the first trophy of the season and we want to win.”

Higuain has been recently linked with a potential reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea but based on the recent comments, it appears that the Argentine is clearly pleased with the proceedings at Milan and may not seek a fresh challenge elsewhere. The Rossoneri are currently just one point adrift of fourth-placed Lazio for the final Champions League spot but their near focus would be on Cup duty with Sampdoria to tackle in the Coppa Italia round of 16 before the much-anticipated Supercoppa Italiana final versus Juventus, scheduled to be played in Saudi Arabia.