Paolo Di Canio has said that new AC Milan striker Divock Origi is not a goalscorer but can be very important for the Rossoneri this season.
The former Italian striker was talking during an interview with Tuttosport about the Belgian forward when he suggested that despite having scored important goals in his career, he is not primarily a goalscorer.
“He is not a goalscorer, but he is remembered for his decisive goals in the Champions League.”
He then went on to explain that the former Liverpool and Lille man can still be very important for Milan due to the physique that he possesses and the experience he has in quality teams during his career.
“He can be a very important acquisition for Milan. He is someone who is used to fighting to win and comes to a club that has just returned to success.
“He has worked in a top team, he has the physique and speed to do well in Italy, but he has to apply himself to become more of a first striker.
“He is the right age to do so and he does not lack the skills, he is good at shooting with both feet, he is strong with his head and in acrobatics.”
He used the example of Lucas Leiva as a player who was not seen as elite at Liverpool but came to Italy and became a leading player in his position.
“But he comes from Liverpool, the top of the top. Think of Lucas Leiva who after two redundant seasons with the Reds came to Lazio at the age of 30 and became the best defensive midfielder in Serie A for a couple of seasons.”
Origi signed for the Rossoneri on a free transfer but he is not expected to have recovered from injury in time for the Udinese match.