Bacca urged to stay strong

20 February 2017 08:19:31 EST

AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has backed Carlos Bacca to silence his critics and return to goalscoring form.

The 30-year-old Colombia striker was booed by some Milan fans during Sunday's 2-1 Serie A victory against Fiorentina at San Siro.

Bacca has not scored for Milan in his last four league matches but Montella is pleased with the forward's overall play and believes he will eventually hit the goal trail again.

"Bacca played a superb game," said Montella. "The fans booed at him? I don't think they were all for him, but he has to get used to similar situations and it has to be an incentive to always give more and more.

"He showed the right attitude and if he keeps it up he will be soon scoring again.

"He did more compared to his previous outings. He won back the ball that then gave us the goal for 2-1, pressed his opponents, made himself useful and played for the team."

Gerard Deulofeu, who is on loan at Milan from Everton, scored the winning goal against Fiorentina, and the victory left the seventh-placed side only four points behind Inter Milan.

AC Milan are 1000/1 to finish in the top three this season, while Inter Milan can be backed at 1000/1, Roma at 1/1000 and Napoli at 1/1000.

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