Tassotti talks Zapata and El Shaarawy
Stephan El Shaarawy
The Columbian has been in and out of the Milan backline since he crossed over from Villareal in the off season, but was finally on the receiving end of praise by the assistant coach.
"We had some difficulties in the first half. We did better in the second half and created some dangerous situations,” Tassotti was quoted by Milan’s website. “Zapata played well.
“If he’s fit, he has the quality to get in the starting 11. He’s very strong physically and if he really wants to stay in the side, he has the quality to do so. It depends on him.”
Meanwhile, Stephan El Shaarawy failed to deliver in the goalscoring department and has seen his position as the league’s leading hit man conceded to Edinson Cavani.
But Tassotti has forgiven him: “El Shaarawy didn’t do that well, but that can be allowed given the performances he’s put in so far and the fact that he’s only 20-years-old.”