Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the media after Milan beat Sassuolo 4-1 in the late Sunday game in Serie A.
This is what the boss had to say commenting on the match in the post-match press conference. Quotes also from @ignazioabate and @SamuCastillejo speaking to @MilanTV: https://t.co/cFmBPoeoSU pic.twitter.com/ITA5MVp7xa— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 30, 2018
On the match, Gattuso said:
We did well to know how to suffer, then our quality came out. This team needs to improve in what we don’t like doing: too many times we struggle and leave too much space, when we start the play from the back, for instance. We took the lead five times and if the matches had ended in the 70th minute we would be talking about an entirely different story. This is what we need to improve.
Milan played well enough to win, but it’s not going to be a great strategy all season to rely on players hitting shots from outside the box as they did today at Sassuolo. And yeah, it looked fancy and was cool to see those golazos from Suso and Castillejo, but the match against Empoli showed what happens when the club relies on the fancy, highlight reel shots instead of doing the dirty work to score.
On the other hand, three points are three points.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Milan beat Sassuolo 4-1 behind a brace from Suso and Samu Castillejo’s first goal for the club. [AC Milan Offside]
Tactical Review of Milan’s flop at Empoli. [AC Milan Offside]
World Football Links
In Mexico, Monterrey’s win over Club Tijuana was marred by torrential rain storms that made the pitch unplayable. The match was called in the 86th minute with Monterrey leading 3-0. [FMF State of Mind]
Santos Laguna are in a good position to defend their Liga MX title, as they continued their good run with a 1-0 victory over Club Necaxa. [FMF State of Mind]