Italy coach Marcello Lippi has hailed the current form of AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso.
"Milan's Ronaldinho is Gattuso," Lippi said on Sky Sport Italia.
"At the moment Rino is playing fantastic football for the Diavolo. He is involved in everything and he has been inspirational.
"Gattuso is an extraordinary player and he is the kind of man who instinctively leads his teammates.
"Milan will be in the title race until the end. They will finish in the kind of League position they haven't managed for three or four years and they will return to the Champions League.
"The wisdom of Carlo Ancelotti is important and he manages his players well so that whoever plays has the right Milan hunger."