Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is hopeful of a speedy recovery from surgery and has set himself a three-month target to be back on the pitch.
The Italian international suffered from knee ligament damage on December 7 and underwent surgery. Initial reports suggested a six month absence from the pitch. However, Gattuso thinks he can return to action before the end of the season.
“I will be back in three months,” Gattuso told Grazia magazine.
“The doctors think I am crazy, I am always trying to break the barrier and I exaggerate with the exercises, but I am made like this.”
Gattuso also revealed his pride at Brazilian team-mate, Kaka’s decision, to stay with Milan after the Manchester City transfer saga.
“I am proud of his choice. It means that he is a champion who has values and recognizes the team,” added Gattuso.