Benitez wrote in a column for The Independent: "Off the pitch, you don't see as many stories in the press and that's not because no one wants to know in Italy. He is a bit more mature. On the pitch, he has improved because as a striker in Italy you have to think always about how to attack against, let us say, a line of three or a line of four.
"The time in Manchester will have helped, with the experience it gave him. He can make mistakes like anyone, but he has learnt things."
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