Napoli head coach, Gennaro Gattuso confirms the Swedish star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is stronger now than he was 10 to 12 years ago due to his display in AC Milan.
is the oldest player to score a minimum of 10 goals in the first eight Serie A matchdays.
Gattuso played besideIbrahimovic
between 2010-12 – both helpingAC Milan
to their last Scudetto in 2011 – and praised the veteran.
believe firmly inIbra
, they believe 100 per cent in what they are doing," Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia. "He seems I think even stronger now than he was 10, 12 years ago.
"They put the crosses in because they know he'll get on the end of them. What we did today was create lots of chances and not believe in them fully.
"It's about mentality. Football is about helping each other out, clubbing together, having a kind, reassuring word for your team-mate when they're struggling.
"There are too many people who act like professors, who want to teach you everything. This hurts me."
, two points clear of high-flying Sassuolo, have collected at least 20 points from the first eight matchdays for the second time in the three points for a win era – the Italian powerhouse also achieved the feat in 2003-04 as they went on to achieve the Scudetto.
, meanwhile, is now a doubt to feature inAC Milan
's next Europa League match against Lille.