Christian Pulisic is the man that AC Milan have to thank for the three points against Sassuolo to cap off 2023 after the team but in an odd performance overall.
As has been highlighted by Corriere dello Sport (via Milan News), the American winger getting his sixth league goal of the season was the shining light in what was a tepid display.
It can be argued that the most important thing on Saturday was to get three points given there was mounting pressure on Stefano Pioli following the 2-2 draw against Salernitana.
Whilst those points are very welcome, Milan fans want to see a coherent attacking display when they face teams like Sassuolo at home.
From an attacking standpoint, injuries cannot be used as an explanation for registering just two shots on target during the whole match.
It is a game that will not live long in the memory, and will be quickly forgiven if Milan manage to go on a winning run and really cement their place in the top four of Serie A over the next couple of months.
Rafael Leao had a particularly disappointing game and was even whistled off the pitch by some fans when he was taken off.