AC Milan ain’t Brad Pitt
AC Milan ought to accept they are not football’s response to Brad Pitt and to accept their “ugly” style, says the coach Gennaro Gattuso.
A run of 3 straight wins in Serie A has actually seen Gattuso’s guys reach seventh in the table, with a 0-0 draw in the Coppa Italia semi-final first game versus Lazio on Wednesday extending their unbeaten go to 6 games in all competitions.
Milan have actually been grinding out positive resulst under the previous Italy midfielder, who thinks talking about reaching Champions League qualification is early to predict.
” I know my concept and the effort put of my staff,” Gattuso told press reporters ahead of Sunday’s away game to Udinese.
” I keep my feet on the ground and attempt not to check out the stories that are told about me, due to the fact that I understand there’s a long way to go.
” We should not forget exactly what some people were saying about us just 6 weeks back, otherwise we’ll regress.
” We’re not Brad Pitt now, we’ve got to continue being as ugly as me and my beard, with dark circles under our eyes.
” I hear of talk of a Champions League qualification, however we’re not even close to Europa League now.
” We are doing well due to the fact that we are working well. It’s crucial that everybody rows in the very same directions due to the fact that I need all my players,even those who do not get much playing time too.
” I know everybody wishes to play, however I do not wish to see a negative attitude and it’s my job to stop this from occurring.”
Milan invested greatly on players ahead of the 2017-18 season, homegrown striker Patrick Cutrone has actually been one of their stars.
The 20-year-old scored the opening objective in a 2-1 win at home to Lazio in Milan’s last Serie A game and Gattuso thinks the academy item has a brilliant future.
” Patrick is all set to do whatever,” Gattuso stated. “He has fantastic enthusiasm, he’s constantly prepared to come on.
” He’s young and we require him not just for his goals but for how he plays the team.”
Sunday’s trip to Udinese sees Gattuso take on Massimo Oddo, another member of Italy’s triumphant team at the 2006 World Cup.
” I shared a lot with Massimo Oddo,” Gattuso stated. “He’s a smart and amusing man whose success speaks of him.
” He got a couple of slaps in the face from me for his tricks, as we had really different ideas on ways to get ready for a game.
” We require an exceptional performance tomorrow to get a positive outcome. Udinese are physically strong, they push teams back, however they have extremely fast counter-attacks. We can`t get anything wrong, as at the moment just Napoli and Juventus are on much better form.”