AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was pleased for Keisuke Honda after he struck in victory over Genoa.
It was Honda's first goal since his arrival from CSKA Moscow in January.
"I am very happy for Keisuke Honda. It was an important moment, as he broke his duck and we scored in a particular moment of the game when Genoa were pushing very hard indeed," said Seedorf.
"Choosing the first pass when we get the ball back is an aspect we have discussed regularly, including at half-time this evening. The idea is to move the opponents around by spreading it left to right and not just vertical passes."