Gattuso punishes the squad by imposing a five-day ‘ritiro’ after Bakayoko shows up for training one hour late

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Gennaro Gattuso during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Gennaro Gattuso during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Gennaro Gattuso has decided to punish the squad as Tiémoué Bakayoko arriving late for today’s training session was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis spoke to the Rossoneri squad yesterday, asking for commitment and professionalism on the part of everyone. But it seems that not only the words of coach Rino Gattuso don’t get to the heads of the players.

As reported by Sky Italia, Bakayoko arrived to training today one hour late and only took part in the last 10 minutes of the session.

This gesture made Gattuso furious. And so, the coach – who is almost certain to leave the club at the end of the season – decided to impose a five-day ‘ritiro’. In effect, it means that from tomorrow at 16:00 CET until the match against Bologna on Monday night, the players will not be allowed to go back home and will instead be spending all the time together in a mini training-camp.

Milannews.it reports that Bakayoko was late because his car broke down so it was impossible for him to arrive to Milanello on time. However, Sky adds that the incident with the Frenchman was the drop of water that made the vase overflow as there were several incidents with different players in recent times and Gattuso doesn’t like the general behavior of the squad.

Tiémoué Bakayoko during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Tiémoué Bakayoko during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Gattuso informed the players of his decision in the presence of Leonardo, and the ritiro is fully supported by the club. The team tried to change the mind of the coach and Sky claims that some players went to Rino individually to try to get him to go back on his decision, but to no avail. Tiémoué, who is on loan with option to buy from Chelsea, will face a heavy fine from the club.

Meanwhile, Sky suggests that Gattuso tried a 4-3-1-2 formation in training ahead of the Bologna game, with Suso benched & Lucas Paquetá playing the trequartista role behind Cutrone and Piątek.

 

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nick
nick
2 years ago

Bakayako car broke down? What was he supposed to do, even though this is a pretty interesting scenario since these guys are mostly millionaires. Strange!

Finally some balls to bench Suso and ditch the 433 for the 4312. Pretty bizarre we didn’t do that against Torino.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 years ago
Reply to  nick

Well no amount of money can stop anything from breaking down lol but he could have ubered lol but anyways it’s about time he continues to use the 4312 or even flip the mid and use a 4132

nick
nick
2 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Totally agree

Milan10
Milan10
2 years ago

So i take it theres no uber in milan?

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

And no cellphones, or maybe he did have one but no one could pick him up.

Milan10
Milan10
2 years ago
Reply to  Raven

Are u…are u implying that rino’s mind aint even capable of simply picking up cellphone mate? Goddammit rino, ur supposed to be the one who’ll bring balance to the midtableforce.
In all seriousness though, its like being in high school all over again. “Why didnt u attend class?” “Oh sorry sir, my car broke down”. Even adriano had better, funnier excuses when he was playing for inter

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Rino is done no more point about arguing about him, but it’s being suggested that Bakayoko has been arriving late for a while now, and some players work ethics has been questionable. I don’t know what to think about it, but certainly Milan has been playing like Inzaghi’s era

Milan10
Milan10
2 years ago
Reply to  Raven

Aww did i hurt ur feelings baby gurl?

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Not at all saggy tits

Pato
Pato
2 years ago

Seem some of the players are already loosing interest in the whole thing. Bakayoko coming late to training may signify he doesn’t want to stay anymore.We won’t beg anybody to stay.. one day Milan will be out of this mess. Like I said if we have to start from the scratch let’s us do. We will just remove the remove the immediate qualification from champion league as our objective. We will have to give the new players time to play with confidence and find themselves before we talk about talk about champions league. If we qualify perandeventure, then that’s ok.

Gaetu
Gaetu
2 years ago

If we qualify for UCL we need to invest hard in players to have a chance next year to challenge again for top 4. If we do not get the top 4 this season, considering the fact that we cant invest in the team i would rebuild as soon as the season is over, from coach to players. The only players that are for milan in my eyes are Romagnoli, Caldara, Calabria, (Kessie?), Paqueta, Cutrone and Piatek. The rest of them is just surplus of requirements in my opinion. I dont think its only Gatusso’s fault here, the players are… Read more »

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Gaetu

I almost cried after Torino’s 2nd goal, but I have to admit, if these idiots wearing our shirt would’ve played with the same attitude for the last month we might still be on 4th. They act like they don’t care, or the are scared to push higher to make a quick decision.

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

For me both Bakayoko and Kessie can leave, the gesture against Acerbi changed the perspective in me

Rino said that players these days find excuse in any suggestion and complain about everything

Suso stalls with contract? Fine, sell him for a healthy profit and boost FFP status, he has been inconsistent performer throughout his Milan career

No player is bigger then this club and coach (good or bad, right or wrong)

Shadrack Appiah
2 years ago

Gattuso is just frustrated,he can not blame the players for his bad tactics and his lack of courage.He should go and get more experience and come back in the future.

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

It’s not about Rino’s decision, it is about players professionalism. Showing hour late to training is just disrespectful to both the coach and whole team.

How can you even behave so ignorant, considering last couple of performances and results.

It is only right the whole team carries the punishment for one individuals ignorant behaviour.

Ink
Ink
2 years ago

Just promote Daniel Maldini, Tsajoud, Capanni and Alesi.
Alesi can already replace Free Kick Kid.

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Ink

No man, our problem is having to many kids. I wouldn’t throw them into this mess, and I know Ajax, but Milan is not a healthy club. And don’t have a clear identity.

Raven
Raven
2 years ago

I”ve been saying it forma a while, Gattuso lost the locker room, it’s his fault form being” a father figure” rather than what the man we all expected him to be. Special mention to Leonardo and Maldini who might have shown too much pressure to Gattuso (As Costacurta said) leading the squad losing morale and trust to his tactics. We can all blame Gattuso, he is the captain of the ship and it’s his fault. But this behavior is a trend for the last 6 years. Mihajlovic was appointed because he is strict, and while I think Conte is our… Read more »

JOHN THE BAPTIST
JOHN THE BAPTIST
2 years ago

Bakayoko is simply displaying what is on the mind of all those players, they all pissed with him, I just hope the Gasperini rumour is true, I think some of these guys read what we discuss on this forum after all.
#Gasperini
#Reijkaard
#Either of them

nick
nick
2 years ago

I often wonder if they do. If not this blog, I’m sure they spend time on social media and read about the fans thoughts on Gattuso and the team. It’s kinda hard for them not to.

Agustinar
Agustinar
2 years ago

Montolivo has been a parasite to our club this season. He is our ex captain. Gattuso may not frozen him like that. It defects the morale of the players and contribute to our inconsistence performance. Next season will be much better

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Parasite? He is not playing and he is still responsible? Sigh… Abate and Zapata were also the scapegoat and Zapata is twice better defender than Mussacio and Abate is definitely better than Conti. Montolivo as a sub for Paqueta would’ve been nice as Paqueta doesn’t have 90 minutes on his legs, and can play as a deep lying playmaker or mezzala. As Mezzala he started scoring and assisting but then Rino was appointed.

But sure more money is always better right?

Agustinar
Agustinar
2 years ago
Reply to  Raven

I mean the situation. Not Monti as a person

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago

Still so sour and upset about the state we’re in. Two months ago we finally looked like a team with stability and on the right track and then it all cam crashing down and things keep getting worse. I truly hope we can make it into champions League cause if we don’t, the summer and next season doesn’t look pretty. Also for some odd reason I feel like suso is somebody in the dressing room making trouble. Gattuso has clearly lost this team mentally.

El pharaoh
El pharaoh
2 years ago

I think bakayoko deserves to be a little late he’s been running early and way ahead of this whole team, if anything tell suso and the others to get there shit together they play like school girls

El pharaoh
El pharaoh
2 years ago

4 games left to play, desperate move from gattuso aka grinta year zero again milan fans new manager

Gaetu
Gaetu
2 years ago

We need a strategy for 2-3 years, not go all in for top 4 this year and we see next what we do.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 years ago

I have no hard feelings for Gattuso. He is a legend of Milan and will be forever. Yes, as a manager, he wasn’t successful in playing with style and its costing us heavily in league. But that’s about it. What I am worried about is the rumors about Van Bommel. After disasters like Inzaghi/Seedorf/Rino/Monella/Miha.. we still haven’t learned anything? Seriously? We are appointing a rookie coach all over again to ruin the next season as well? This must me some major Bullsh*t I am reading. Why on earth is MVB is even being considered? Yes, we need to let go… Read more »

Ashraf
2 years ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Milan 4lyf sell donaruma that is joke if we sell donnarumma next year Sera b is our league

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 years ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Everything was good except selling Donna, he’s been a beast and I wouldn’t change him for anyone. Gattuso ractic is what’s killing him. I don’t care if my keeper can play out the back, I want him to stop us from getting scored on

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Actually considering what Donna is being paid every year, are you sure he is better alternative than Sirigu/Perin? How is Alessio Cragno doing better than Donna? How many memorable saves of Donna that can you actually remember in this 2018/19 season? 2? 3? Yes party this performance of our team can be attributed to the useless tactics of Rino, but still, if we need to get even with FFP, we need to sell players. The point is, I am only in for selling Donna if Milan needs money that much. Otherwise, it’s okay to keep him. Yes he will be… Read more »

CuongTranMinh
CuongTranMinh
2 years ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Totally agree with Milan4lyf!

derya
derya
2 years ago

poor managment decison to sack gattuso and say it now.but let him still be in charge of the team.
now we can be almost shure that the last 4 games will be a disaster.
as already even in the training no one takes him serios.
the managment could have made the decison but not made it public.
letting the team and gattuso now in the end of the last 4 games.
unexpirience

dejan10
dejan10
2 years ago

All I heard was “And so, the coach – who is almost certain to leave the club at the end of the season…”

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
2 years ago

“The management? In my opinion, the directors are too present. Leonardo, Maldini, Gazidis and Scaroni are bulky figures, with personalities that can be intimidating. They generate more anxiety than confidence,” Costacurta concluded

What you think?

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 years ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

I do agree with that statement. They shouldn’t indulge themselves in gameplans. Maybe Maldini can be involved, but no one else from the management. Games should be played and conducted by managers and the coaching stuff. Management should only work towards making the team feel comfortable and allowing them to do their thing.

Spencer
2 years ago

We hardly win games after a retreat even when Galliani was still in charge. Why do I have a bad feeling that we might not win against Bologna. If we can manage to create just 3 clear chances for that lion up front (Piatek) I’m certain he will bury 2 of those chances..

Assim
Assim
2 years ago

Update : read that Bakayoko today gathered all his teammates and managers including Gattuso and appologised for being late yesterday.
I think this has to end right here and now , this is not the time for this silly ptoblems , lets just focuse on our few games since we can’t be sure about any game anymore.
Messi just scored his 600th goal , hope this makes Ronaldo eager to more goals since we can’t count on Allegri. Sucks to rely on that team to do us a favor but… It is what it is…

Milan10
Milan10
2 years ago
Reply to  Assim

Why cant we count on allegri? Juve the serial champions certainly can or else he would be fired long time ago. U do realize that no one, and i mean NO ONE wins serie a more than him this decade right?
Les midtables and their hatred towards champion coaches smh

Raven
Raven
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Juve and the twelfth player, the referee.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

That’s my question too. We do hate Juve. But do we really need to hate Allegri? The man has proven track record and is capable of winning. Our top wanted list should have Allegri, Conte and Mourinho in it. Milan needs a coach that knows how to be a champion out of nowhere and with Limited resources. The only doubt I have is if Allegri can pull out results with limited resources. But there is no doubt about his tactical awareness.