Inexperienced Milan must learn lessons – Gattuso

An inexperienced AC Milan will take time to develop a winning mentality, according to Gennaro Gattuso.

News April 30, 2018, 00:25 IST


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AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso

Gennaro Gattuso admitted that he and his young AC Milan team have a significant space for growth after finishing their six-game winless streak of Serie A. The Rossoneri's victory since mid-March with their victory over 2-1 in Bologna is courtesy. of the goals in the first half of Hakan Calhanoglu and Giacomo Bonaventura.

But they squandered several opportunities to expand the margin and managed to survive a nervous final 15 minutes after Sebastien De Maio reduced the deficit.

Milan finally clung to Recovering Pride after the humiliating defeat last weekend to Benevento, and Gattuso says the last result should serve as another lesson.

"If you do not close the games, the opponents will also have their opportunities, take a lot of time to complic ate ​​games," he told Premium Sport.

"The mentality is the problem, if we review the results, even in the last four or five years, we have fought against the smaller clubs.

" Today, apart from Cristian Zapata, Leonardo Bonucci, Bonaventura and Ricardo Rodríguez They were all young players. We have the fundamentals to do well in the future and to gain experience.

"I also need to improve, I'm 40 years old, I'm not 60 years old, so I need some experience like my players."

Sunday's victory keeps Milan on track to finish seventh, which would be enough to secure a qualifying place for the Europa League.

However, with Sampdoria in eighth place by only three points, Gattuso is anxious to avoid a loss of concentration.

"We saw against Benevento what we are capable of doing in a negative way," he said.

"We have to get back on our feet, some players are physically fighting, then we have Verona, then the Italian Cup final against Juventus and then Atalanta, we can not drop points."

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