Gattuso: “Milan will need to play bravely against Udinese, Montolivo has never been frozen out, the injuries…”

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Gennaro Gattuso before Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Gennaro Gattuso before Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

Gennaro Gattuso said he expects a physical game against Udinese, talked about the condition of the many injured players and confirmed he was the one who wanted to keep Bertolacci.

Milan are coming off back to back wins in Serie A as they defeated Sampdoria 3-2 and Genoa 2-1 last week, but tomorrow they have a difficult away game at Stadio Friuli when they play Udinese (20:30 CET).

The Rossoneri are currently in 4th place but the standings is very close and the boys of Gattuso will have to win tomorrow to stay in the Champions League area.

“I also felt the difficulty when I played at this tough stadium. I’ve always struggled there and tomorrow it will be the same,” Gattuso said in the pre-match press conference at training center Milanello on Saturday. “We are missing a few important players but we’ve got to put the alibi of injuries away and play a real game against a team that will come to attack us.

“They have a lot of physicality, they will play an aggressive match tomorrow, and we will need to play bravely. We’ll have to stay on point without making mistakes, we’ll have to get ourselves ready. My choices? I don’t have great choice for tomorrow, we have to combine quality and quantity, and we’ll also be needing to have duels, win back a few second balls and win 1v1’s. Udinese are one of the most physically-strong teams in Serie A, we have to make as little mistakes as possible. We must do two kinds of games: when we have the ball and when we don’t have it.

“The moment of the team? We have lost a few players [to injuries], we have to be ready and play as a team. We put a lot of effort into getting to the Champions League zone, and now I hope that we can stay in it. The team has always trained well, we’re coming off two wins, which have helped us to work calmly; it’s not time to smile but instead to strike the iron and get ready.

“Everyone is waiting for us, I want to see growth, and I want to see a team that is on point, that doesn’t give up a thing. Udinese can cause us a lot of problems and we still have some fatigue. It wasn’t a great pre-game [preparation], we had some hits and in some moments there was too much serenity, some players have not yet recovered mentally, we need a different attitude.

“I hope to see more determination and hunger tomorrow. The personality of the team? When you manage to achieve results, winning 3-4 games in a row, it increases your confidence and personality. This team wants to do things, to sacrifice, the two games against the Genovesi sides were of great sacrifice. Sampdoria put us in great difficulty while against Genoa we could’ve done better after the 1-0. We are scared, we have to improve because we risk losing the games.

Tiémoué Bakayoko, Patrick Cutrone, Alessio Romagnoli, Samu Castillejo, Mateo Musacchio, Gonzalo Higuaín celebrating during Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Tiémoué Bakayoko, Patrick Cutrone, Alessio Romagnoli, Samu Castillejo, Mateo Musacchio, Gonzalo Higuaín celebrating during Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

“There can be an error but we must not be afraid. The injuries? On Wednesday Çalhanoğlu grit his teeth to play against Genoa and that is to be appreciated, the same goes for Kessié. Hakan tried training yesterday, but his foot hurts and he also felt a bit of ankle discomfort, so needs 3-4 days of rest to improve his condition. Calabria tried, but he has pain when changing direction.

“Biglia, until Monday, will have to stay at his home, he is having difficulty with his foot, the same for Caldara [both will be out of action for the next couple of months]. Torrasi and Brescianini are still out. Bonaventura worked at an athletic level both yesterday and today and he is improving.

“What comforts me the most and what worries me the most? The most important concern is the players we lost injured. At this moment we have to grit our teeth and everyone needs to give something extra. The thing that makes me happy is the desire of the group, which is hungry and knows how to make itself available. I have a team that knows how to suffer and does everything to go in search of a positive result. They are all dedicated, their performance at Milanello testifies it. I like how they experience the week and how the guys are together.

Riccardo Montolivo during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Riccardo Montolivo during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

“Montolivo’s first call-up this season? What irritates me the most since I started this job is this sort of bar-talk that I read from time to time in newspapers. Montolivo has never been frozen out, he always trained with the team and then I make my choices. The club knows what I think, so if he was called up today, it’s because there are so many injuries. If he proves himself ready, then I don’t close the door on anyone. As a person, I had no problem with Montolivo, I simply had to make some choices.

“Bertolacci from the first minute? We’ll see tomorrow… I wanted him, when you have 3 competitions, it is right to have two players per role in midfield. I’ve given him little space but the choice to have him stay was mine. He gives me reliability, if he played little it’s my responsibility. But he’s always trained well, he’s committed, he never gives up and I know that if I need then I can count on him.

Andrea Conti before Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Andrea Conti before Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

“Conti? He has been out for about 14-15 months since his first injury, he played wisely with the youth team yesterday, without inventing anything strange, he went very cautiously about it, he didn’t push hard and didn’t dare anything. Training and playing are two different things, he played 60 minutes and the objective is to give him consistency of 4-5 games and make him get to 90 minutes.

“Playing with the youth team is important, it helps to overcome the fear. You see ghosts and you are left with bad pain in your head when you hurt yourself, the scar stays on your head and not your knee. He’s a strong player and we have to help him be fit again, he can be of great use to us.

Gennaro Gattuso and Suso celebrating during Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
Gennaro Gattuso and Suso celebrating during Milan-Genoa at Stadio San Siro on October 31, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

“The obvious gap to cover in the January transfer market? Leonardo should respond. I’m the coach and this question must be directed at Leonardo and Maldini. I train the players… ask about the mercato those who are in charge of it. Leonardo and Maldini will say who will arrive, I don’t want to talk about the mercato, I want to talk only about the players I have available.

“If it’s more difficult to qualify in the Europa League after the defeat against Betis? I’ll answer that on Wednesday, I’ll think about it after Udinese. Today I don’t have to bother my head with the Europa League, when it arrives we’ll prepare for it, my concern is tomorrow’s match.

“The match between Milan Women and Juventus Women on Sunday? I hope they make us happy, I hope we have a great win. I have a wonderful relationship with Carolina [Morace, the Women’s coach], she knows football, she’s curious, she asks. I like how she manages her team and how she talks about football. I watch them a lot on TV, they’re working a lot, they’re been playing a lot better and you see Carolina’s hand. We hope that they’ll win tomorrow.”

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Adeb Jogzie
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Adeb Jogzie

I used to be hard on Gattuso but I know better now.. he has limited resources and he is making the best use of it (though he makes some mistakes)..

Even if Milan gets Conte these problems will still continue.

Inter just destroyed Genoa … Same club we managed to defeat.. Milan lacks a quality side and I believe the transfer window will make Milan more competitive.

Gattuso get us the win.. I hope you do
You know what’s at stake.. Milan can to add low as 9th depending on the result..

I hope Milan wins

Hwyley
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Hwyley

Stop deceiving yourself.gattuso can’t win top teams.conte and pep can turn around this league table with the same players

Milan10
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Milan10

Finally, someone talks milan10 language. Well done mate

Adeb Jogzie
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Adeb Jogzie

@hwyley
At least half of the Milan squad don’t deserve to wear the Milan jersey.. even players that are on the first team – imagine that and you want to win games?
How many coaches have we had over the last 7 years and what has been our performance?
For this team to improve alot of players must leave and quality players brought in.. Juventus bench is better than our first team. That’s a fact go check it.
Mussachio, Calabria, Biglia, bakayoko, Borini, simic, Hallilovic, Bertolacci, Montolivo, Zapata, Mauri and a host of others not listed here must leave the team.. isn’t it obvious

Ali
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Ali

@Adeb And how many of them have been proven world class coaches? The fact is that this team, as it is now, is good enough to compete for CL in a decent matter. If we had a good coach we wouldn’t be afraid of facing teams like “The mighty Genoa” or “The incredible Empoli”. The sheer fact of us being nervous to face those teams proves that our coach isn’t up to the task.
Given that, I really think Gatusso should remain if we can’t get a proper replacement. No need for a sack Montella, appoint Gatusso circus again.

hachim
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hachim

as soon as you said Mussachio, , i stoped readin as you clearly dont know much

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

How many coaches? probably none. inexperienced former players? A LOT!!!

Ink
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Ink

I wonder if we shall see Bellanova’s debut tomorrow.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Hope so, rather than seeing Kessié as RB… we desperately need his physicality in midfield.
Really hope we can win tomorrow, it will be really huge for us!

Ink
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Ink

Yes we need to keep pushing.
Three wins in a row sounds better than two.

John
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John

Am beginning to like spalletti. Those guys are in form

JOHN THE BAPTIST
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JOHN THE BAPTIST

Here’s not the right blog for this comment, who is Shinter u talk about

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

I hope we win too. beside any disagreement; I guess it’s our similarity that we all want to win.

+ Montolivo comments is pure bullshit. He is actually frozen out. it’s Rino’s choice of course. Monto is far better than most of our subs. strange because they were close friends. something happened.

Dindudre
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Dindudre

As a college soccer team coach I love 4-3-3 formation and Like I’ve said before, 4-3-3 is not the problem of Milan. The problem is the coach implementing it. Inter just trashed Genoa 5-0 with 433, Chelsea are unbeaten with 433, Manchester city plays 433 and they’re all beautiful to watch. Our team is ugly to watch because of the style of play the coach implements. I love Gattuso so much but I don’t want him coaching Milan because he’s just clueless and inexperienced. All I hear in almost all of our games from the fans here is “we were… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Well obviously. Any formation is good as long as you have the players for it. We don’t have the players for 4-3-3 that’s why we can’t play it. Simple. Even if we had Conte, Spaletti, Sarri or Guardiola it wouldn’t make any difference on our 4-3-3 since we dont have the players for it. Only Suso. Hakan worked last season but now that he’s under the radar it wont work since you cant play that formation with just one winger who is a threat.

nick
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nick

I agree. Milan doesn’t have the right players for 433. Our attacking play is lopsided. Only threat comes from Suso and Calabria. Any team that can neutralize Milan’s right side can easily beat us. what’s crazy to me is that this has been the case for a while under several different coaches and club hasn’t address that. Until RicRod and most recently Laxalt was signed our left side was very weak. We still need a good left winger and it is bizarre that we didn’t sign deleufeo or Keita Balde given the fact that we were sticking with the 433… Read more »

Nildinho
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Nildinho

Agree. I actually Think Silva couldve done very Well as LW (inside fw) and he could of course also be useful as striker

Naz
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Naz

So why did your beloved Gattuso keep playing 433 and you lot keep supporting him doing it?
Oh sorry my mistake I forgot about the “Milan DNA”

Milanista121
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Milanista121

@Naz, because Hakan worked there earlier I suppose. It’s the managements fault for not adressing it and bringing in a proper left winger in the summer. Rino had no choice to work with what he had, but during the summer it was up to the management to bring in the players, but I’m sure with more time the right players for the right positions will come in. I guess there were no left wingers with Milan DNA out there this summer too 🙂 @nick, yeah that’s true. The closest we were to be able to play 4-3-3 was when we… Read more »

Dindudre
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Dindudre

@Milanista121 I bet you all our players will do well if they went to any other team that plays 433. Liverpool are looking to buy Suso because he will fit into their 433 system and style of play. Higuaín played 433 at Napoli too so I don’t believe we don’t have the players for it. We just don’t have the coach for it.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

@Dinudre what kind of a convenient example is that? Those are 2/3 players that actually fit into it. What about the other wing, the left side? We need a player in that position to play 4-3-3, which we don’t have = we shouldn’t play 4-3-3.

Naz
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Naz

But Dindudre it doesn’t matter that Gattuso hasn’t a clue and shows it every single week both with how he talks at his press conferences or implements his game plays because he’s got something far more important than actual know-how and that’s this secret ingredients I’ve been hearing about First step: You put a “knife between your teeth” something to do with grinta? whatever grinta is I’m not sure but we apparently have lots of it now which Gattuso uses instead of players talent Second step: Send the players out onto the pitch playing 433 formation while not implementing it… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Please tell me what other games we won with luck? I guess you think Romagnoli’s goal was luck, please tell me what other games. We should’ve been 3-0 up against Atalanta at the break but ended up drawing 2-2, I guess that’s luck. We should’ve had a lot of goals vs Empoli too, but Bona squander a 1 v 1, plus their keeper was unstoppable, but I guess that’s luck too. Only lucky incident I can think of was Romagnoli, but he created that luck, he knew exactly what he was doing. He got his chance and he pounced, and… Read more »

Naz
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Naz

I’m not biased at all, I’m merely pointing out the absolutely obvious conclusion that anyone who even vaguely understands football should of by now seen Gattuso’s alarming lack of tactics and general managerial knowledge
Not once has he shown it in the slightest glimmer
Very very soon you’ll all see why he should have been replaced
@ Dindudre
Your a confessed football coach so I’m going to ask you a simple question if I may,
Has Gattuso shown any sign so far that he’s capable??

Raven
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Raven

Has Gattuso shown any sign so far that he’s capable?? How bout finding us our best 11, and achieving Europa League sounds to you? We were lucky I guess.

Naz
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Naz

He found out our best 11? Well knock me down he’s obviously a coaching genius, one thats soooooo smart he blocks Monty from the entire squad but keeps Borini included??? He played Kessie as a right back??? He persists with this God awful playing out from the back even though it’s so obvious we’re not able??? And what age are you?? Europa waste of money and time league means nothing unless your happy about thrilling stadiums in the back arse of Romania or playing in front of 3k here in Ireland, stop talking nonsense nobody cares about Europa league except… Read more »

Dindudre
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Dindudre

Lol true @Naz. Some of the fans here are so obsessed with Gattuso that they can’t see his faults and problems. Smh

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Or we do see them but still support him since he’s the coach of our beloved club and want us to do well?
Smh.

Raven
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Raven

What they don’t admit is that they want Rino to fail, to say I told you so, I know football more than anyone M10 cough cough. What they don’t understand, is FFP, among the youngest team in Europe, just a seasons knowing each other, Mussaccio, Laxalt, Higuain, Bakayoko, Castillejo, that’s half of a new team. Captain obvious be like: bring Zidane and all the RM squad and we will win everything. This is not PES, and for those older than 25 go and look what FFP is. Of course we all want the Hazards, Kroos, Verrati, Griezman, and Ancellotti how… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

Raven my mate, ive seen some crazy ass illogical comments on this blog but ur comment is… DAMN. “What they don’t admit is that they want Rino to fail, to say I told you so, I know football more than anyone M10 cough cough.” Yes I DO know more football than anyone here but that doesnt mean i want milan to fail. In fact, the exact reason why i want rino replaced by real coach like conte is because i want milan to become milan again. “What they don’t understand, is FFP, among the youngest team in Europe, just a… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

@Raven, exactly!! Agree hundred percent.

Naz
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Naz

Comments like that Raven make no sense at all, I’m not having a go at you and I honestly admire your sticking to your guns attitude but for fuck sake man will you listen to what your saying?? I don’t want Gattuso to fail I’d love it if he turned out to be the next Pep because he’d never leave us but the sad truth is he’s nothing more than just another past player recruited for unknown or unfounded reasons who has failed yet again

Raven
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What I’m saying have sense to the management, unlike what you guys want, so a point for me. I’m not denying the fact that there are better players and coaches, and Gattuso can do a lot better. But to say he is grinta, clueless seems to me as crazy as my opinions to you guys. And surely no one ask for RM players, but let’s see what people on this blog ask in January. @Milan10 “But bringing a new coach and a guy like Conte might mean to disband this team,” now ur just taking the piss. I said Might.… Read more »

O'GABB'S
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@dindudre what is this nonsense about inter merda thrashing Ganoa? You don’t judge football performance this way. After all inter lost 1:0 against sassualo and Milan went there to thrash them 4:1. I’m not saying that this team very good but they and Gatusso deserve some credit

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Inded O’GABBS! Well said 🙂 Genoa drew with Juve but got thrashed by Inter, does it mean Inter are better than Juve? No, all games look different.

Calm down
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Calm down

Suso Castillejo Bonaventura Halilovic can all do a job on the wings so although Gattuso is doing well overall, I think 433 could work with this team. Imo the coach is playing a very offensive formation in a bit defensive way so we are not able to see the true 433 system. But in fact it’s not like we were playing horribly with 433 aside from against Inter where I think the fault was more on the approach. People like to exaggerate when something is not working well but the team haven’t been playing any better in the last 2… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

its ‘football’ not ‘soccer’ mate.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Interesting discussion; I think both sides are pushing towards the extreme. Gatusso is not clueless, nor only grinta. He has tactical ideas, and he has improved several players and us as a whole in several ways. But he also makes mistakes. And not a few of them.

Gatusso earned his credit to be a seria a coach, but there are better options out there. He shouldn’t be replaced at all costs, but Leo-Maldini need to keep their eyes open for an upgrade.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Good summary mate, agreed!

Not saying that Rino should be kept by all means, it’s not like we’re last in the table, we’re fourth, and by the looks of it, the players support him whole-heartedly, so there’s no need to sack him at this point. And I dont want us to start from scratch again with a new coach mid-season, if anything we should’ve gotten a new coach in the summer, but our reality is Rino now and he has my full support:)

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Agreed Milanista

Ali
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Ali

Well said @Baresis Dream, well said. Gatusso has many flaws and we definitely need to upgrade our coach but sacking him before securing a world class coach is just madness.

RK
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RK

The last paragraph is the best explanation yet. Cheers.

Raven
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Raven

And it’s what should be done, let’s see where we are at December, but I can’t understand the idea of sacking a coach whom the boys love and has us on fourth.

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

great young coaches are not always available. they are actually hard to find. Conte & Jardim are without a club. I remember Fatih Terim’s Milan. it was a very dynamic side and not bad by any means. but Carleto was availabe and Galliani made the correct choice by firing Terim and replacing him With Carleto. I will ask a very simple question. Are Conte, Jardim, Rijkard &… (I still cant spell his name) better coaches compare to Rino? it’s a simple yes or no question. If the answer is yes, and I know every person in his right mind would… Read more »

Nesta1
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Nesta1

Hope we sign ibrah,pato up front and a center Bk we can finish top four believe!

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Yap! Yap! Yap! That’s all we hear, sorry, all ‘I’ hear, as some ‘midtablers’ (to borrow the term), are awestruck by your mediocre words. Our supposedly ‘Shinter’ neighbors just destroyed Genoa like they are nothing, this is the same team that dominated us at home for 45 minutes, and you are here wetting your pants off an eternally average Udinese side, right? Even without some of regulars, this should not be a contest, but alas! It’s the ‘Grint’, so every match is a litmus test for us, irrespective of the competition – every match. What TRUE Milanistas want to hear… Read more »

Ink
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Ink

@Milan Wins
Coward.

Jibola
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Jibola

You are a sincere man Gatuso but your insincere statement about Monty isn’t good. You are the boss, you frozen him out clearly and just stick by your choice, nobody can question your authority.

What is wrong with our medical team? The injury situation is so worrying, they must do something quick before we lose the whole squad.

Tino
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Tino

Number 10 is a disaster, hopefully Paquetà will take his shirt, Hakan doesn’t deserve ac milan shirt (10… please)
I think we should stick to 442 with adding a lw this summer and hopefully Paquetá approves the expectation
Conti needs to return at his best and also approve his expectations because 70% of the goals we conceded this year were Calabria’s mistakes directly

WhereIsTheSpirit
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WhereIsTheSpirit

Can’t wait to see whether Gattuso will use 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 against Udinese away from San Siro. Hope we can get point away. Udinese is tough, physical. A draw is fine but who knows, maybe we can win this time. 3-5-2 may cause Gattuso being sacked…the probability to lose is higher with 3 men defence. Gattuso knows his squad better than us the fans, but calling Montoslow back to play is huge mistake. I don’t trust him since he came from Fiorentina requesting for a captaincy. Be creative, Gattuso…you can use Mussachio or Laxalt as a DM. Unfortunately, Strinic is… Read more »

Calm down
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Calm down

I’d rather have Rodriguez as a DM to any other player who’s not a natural midfielder. Good short and long passing abilities and great ball shielding skills under pressure. I feel players like Kessie and Laxalt are not composed enough to be trusted in front of the defense on their own.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

The funny thing is we as an attacking team are great. Besides the inter game we have scored multiple goals in each game. Stats also show that we’re top 3 in terms of goals and chances created and shots on goal. What we’re not doing so great it is our defending. And it’s the weirdest thing of all because for some reason, we tend to give up at least one goal a match to our wrong doing. It’s a curse and hopefully tomorrow we can finally get that clean sheet and get that monkey off our back. We’re not a… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

Im glad that finally we can have nice, productive discussions on this lovely blog, in particular regarding why 4-3-3 doesnt work with this squad. Im glad because more and more milanisti, even the midtablers a.k.a. Rinopatriots, realize that no playmaking cm and no fast wingers (and fullbacks) mean no 4-3-3, by realizing they essentially admit that rino (and other milan coaches before him, some of which have thick milan dna) has been making mistake all this time. Surely theres still few smartasses who think its cool to claim 4-3-3 will eventually work when the fact is in last 4 matches… Read more »

The Cunt
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The Cunt

Why don’t you cry about the fact that your love, Conte, isn’t appointed by the MILAN board?

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Haha!

The truth is ALWAYS a bitter pill to swallow. PREACH!

Milan10
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Milan10

Well, the midtablers DO like to swallow. Thats for damn sure

Milan Wins
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Milan Wins

Haha!

Forza
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Forza

Forza Milano..gattuso is trying.. compared to seedorf inzaghi…we need quality…milan should spend on good players not average simple

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

I find most of the discussions here really useless. No one tries to understand and maybe see things from a new perspective. One side is blindly supporting rino because their goal is 4th place and MAYBE rino can deliver it. The other side that is probably older knows that no team can achieve big success with this kind of playing. I was probably the biggest admirer of Rino last season. My comments are still here. This season, on the other hand, he had the preseason. He had one of the best squad in recent years and he chooses wrong tactics… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

“I was probably the biggest admirer of Rino last season” im sorry to hear that mate. I hope ur feeling better now.
“Ppl say our team is not built for 4-3-3. Actually, it’s is built on this exact same formation by rino.” Nope. No fast wingers, no playmaking cm, no intelligent, fast fullbacks, no modern st except for pipita and especially, no coach intelligent enought to implement counter attack or possession football.
“I still think Rino, in the long run, would not succeed as our coach.” Personally i’d have fired his ass after 0-4 massacre in coppa italia final.

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

You should read my comment again. I said Rino build ths team for 4-3-3. I didn’t say he did a good job doing that.

Milan10
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Milan10

No he didnt build this team for 4-3-3; no fast wingers (samu’s not lw), no playmaking cm. If u wanna draw a rectangle then draw a rectangle. I dont care if u cant draw straight lines but if its rectangle ur drawing then anyone can tell by the shape. If u draw a circle then u essentially dont draw a rectangle, period

nick
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Our team is not built for a 433 formation. We don’t have a natural LW that can offer the same attacking threat as our RW. Therefore, if Milan had kept Deulofeu or sign Keita Balde our team would have more balance and scoring potency as the right side. Deulofeu and Keita Balde score a lot of goals and offer a lot of creativity and pace going forward even more than Suso but we didn’t sign either one. That was a bad decision by Milan management. The only way 433 can work with our current squad is if Gattuso plays Bonaventura… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Good assessment mate.

nick
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nick

@Milanista121…Thanks bro. Not sure why we didn’t sign Deulofeu especially after a successful loan spell and for the fact that our coach wants to play 433. And can you believe it that he is just 24yrs old? Smh

Given the age our squad these guys could have grown together and become champions. Really poor foresight by Milan management. Sigh!

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

You should read my comment again. I said Rino build ths team for 4-3-3. I didn’t say he did a good job doing that.

As you said playing bonna at left would be a good idea in 4-3-3 and this will let hakan solves our central mid problems. Lack of strikers in 4-4-2 + Rino including defencive midfielders in Flat 4-4-2 is the problem of this formation for us. A 4-4-2 with bona, hakan, kessie and suso would be wonderful. Sadly he is too defesive minded

agustinar
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agustinar

Now we have problem at RB. Abate has passed his peak performance. I understand why Gattusso use 352 / 343 in last match (Suso played at right wing, and both Cutrone – Higuan as center forward). But the problem is, we were good in defense but poor in attack because there was no balance in attack. We only counted the attack at the right wing. I think the best option for now, is using Kessie at RB and play 442 with Baka alongside Monti/Berto in the center midfield and using Laxalt/Samu at left wing. So both Cutrone and Higuain will… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Just get the 3 points. I’m tired of wishing for a clean sheet, just get the job done. Musa looked better last match, but I’m still worried about our defensive organization; and as Romag is the one who I assume is responsible for this task, he really needs to step up in that regard. I want to see more shouting at players, more coordination, more straight lines, etc …

OLOBIAN
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Am still saying it gattuso can not compete with any top team , very soon Milan will leave did level to back and we start reading another story

Aidan.Joshua_
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Aidan.Joshua_

God I’ve missed Montolivo’s penetrating through balls between Romagnoli and Zapata back to Donnarumma. They were the real reason for our *ehem* success in the past few seasons.

BLEDI MILANISTI
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BLEDI MILANISTI

What pisses me of on this blog is how everyone is so obsessed with the formation that we play and how apparently our front 3 should work. If you keyboard heros remeber a quote from alex Ferguson when he said attack wins you games and defends wins you titles so far our defense has been garbage coinciding on every single game and thats were i blame gattuso he should change that back pass tactic because our defense its not smart enough to play that type of tactic. In regards to our attack we thrashed sassuolo playing 4-3-3 and we hardly… Read more »

nick
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nick

Well, If Milan coach and management team didn’t believe that we can play 442 why are they signing Zlatan instead of a LW? If decisions like this are being made without any plans for the future in mind then we are doomed because it would mean that we have people in charge that can’t see what the real issues are and therefore cannot fix it to give this team an identity. So Obviously, Ibra is in our plans for a backup striker role to cover for Higuaín & Cutrone because of using a 442 formation. We also saw in the… Read more »