Patrick Cutrone insists ‘I have always been calm’ despite going 48 days without a goal before netting past Hellas Verona at San Siro last evening.
The striker was on target for Milan as they beat Hellas Verona 4-1 four days before the Coppa Italia final against Juventus at Stadio Olimpico (21:00 CET kickoff).
“I am happy to have ended the goal drought, but the important thing was for the team to win,” Cutrone, who last celebrated a goal on March 18 against Chievo Verona, told Premium Sport.
“The Coppa Italia final [which will be Cutrone’s first final]? From Sunday we will think about it. I am always ready when called upon by the coach. This victory will help us prepare psychologically for the final and we’ll try to bring the trophy home. We’ll do everything we can to win.”
Speaking to Sky Italia, the 20-year-old added: “My moment? I was wrong on the missed goal against Bologna, but I was happy for the victory of the team. On Saturday I managed to score, and I thank the team. I’m the top scorer of the team [with 16 goals to his name in all competitions]? I don’t think about it, I think about giving my best in every training session. The Coppa Italia final? We didn’t think about the final but from Sunday we will prepare for it in the best way, it will be an important match.”
Cutrone also had an interview with MilanTV at the end of the game: “I can still feel the adrenaline from the match in my body, it happens every time. The important thing was to win. We are definitely enjoying this win but from Sunday all the attentions turn to the Coppa final.
“Against Hellas Verona we played quality football, yet we must keep our feet on the ground. The goal? I’ve always been calm. The team comes first and then if there’s a goal then it’s all the better. It’s my first year with the First Team and my main goal is to help the team.
“The final? Every player who plays a final must give 101%. You have to give the maximum and do everything to do win the Coppa.” It remains to be seen if Gattuso will start Cutrone on Wednesday.