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AC Milan getting back to life under Gattuso as they make it 10 matches without defeat

Discussion in 'Italian League' started by Abraham Andoh, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Abraham Andoh

    Abraham Andoh New Member

    AC Milan extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions with a 1-0 Serie A win over Sampdoria on Sunday. Giacomo Bonaventura scored the only goal of the game as AC Milan laboured to a 1-0 victory.

    Milan went into the game under pressure as they risk missing out of all continental engagement as they are placed 7th on the log. Six minutes into the match, Milan were awarded a penalty after Nicola Murra was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box.

    Ricardo Rodriguez stepped up to take the spot kick, but his left-footed spot kick was well saved by Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano. Milan could not find the net until 10 minutes from time when Bonaventura latched onto Davide Calabria's cross to drive a low shot through a crowded Sampdoria defence.

    Sampdoria whose performance was nothing to write home about had their genuine chance to equalise squandered by Gianluca Caprari. Leonardo Bonucci thought he had double Milan's lead when he found the net but the video assistant referee ruled him to be in an offside position which kept the score at 1-0.

    Bonucci Hails Gattuso
    Club's captain Leonardo Bonucci has commended Gennaro Gattuso for revitalising the club and acknowledged his effort in 'forming a team' at the Rossoneri. Sacked manager Vincenzo Montella failed to create a gel between Milan's new signings and find a formation that best suite the team winning just six of their 14 league matches.

    "Since Gattuso arrived, we've changed completely," the defender told Mediaset Premium and Sky Italia (via Football Italia). "A team has been formed, we are in better shape and it's all down to him. We've made a huge leap forward and now must continue like this."

    "Gattuso has given us a mentality, a sense of belonging and fitness levels, basically everything we'd been missing. We weren't a team before him, we were also lacking physically. We worked to become a unit."

    Bonucci who was criticised for his poor display after his £37.8m move from Juventus seems to have rediscover his form form under New boss Gattuso.

    Gattuso said it is "easy" to coach AC Milan
    AC Milan since the 2012-13, have failed to finished above sixth in Serie A. Since Gattuso took over in November, Milan are now undefeated in 2018 and have won five of their last six matches, they are placed 7th on the league table with 41 points, seven points adrift of a Champions League qualification berth. But the coach stressed that the credit for the transformation lay with his players

    "The only merit I have is that I've brought something new, with new concepts," he told Mediaset.

    "We just needed to play more as a team, and now you can see we're doing that. It's easy to coach these lads and we're going to enjoy the moment, but we've not done anything yet.

    "What pleases me most is that this is a young squad and these lads have got a lot to look forward to. They are realising that hard work pays off. I make suggestions, but they are the protagonists."

    Milan will face Ludogorets in the second leg of a Europa League round-of-32 tie with that they appear to have wrapped up thanks to a 3-0 victory in the first meeting.

    What do you think, How far can Milan go this season? Have a say, drop your comments below.
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  2. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    If AC Milan can make Europa qualification spot, then I will regard Gattuso a success, other wise he is a failure.

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