Winger Jens Petter Hauge is expected to play an increasingly important role in Stefano Pioli’s side as he continues to adapt to Italian football.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport report on Monday (via MilanNews), Hauge’s arrival at Milan was as sudden as it was unexpected, but he was a player that had been scouted by the Rossoneri for some time before he impressed for Bodo/Glimt at San Siro, eventually signing for the team he played against just a few days later.
The paper notes how the Norwegian is still effectively an apprentice as he has to study, understand and get used to Italian football which is obviously totally different from what he played in until a few weeks ago.
So far, Pioli hasn’t given him tonnes of playing time but he will continue to put him into the right situations to grow and show what he can do.
Despite having not accumulated many minutes, Hauge has already scored a goal in the Europa League match, the third in a 3-1 win at Celtic.
He is able to play on the right and left wings, and given that Milan face a difficult schedule with plenty of games between Serie A and the Europa League, the Norwegian will begin to find more space.
At Milanello, everyone is convinced that soon he too will explode and show everyone his great qualities, the report concludes.