Genoa coach Ivan Juric had nice things to say about Milan and Gennaro Gattuso during his pre-match press conference today.
#Genoa Coach Ivan Juric believes #ACMilan have “always played well” and says Gennaro Gattuso has “surprised a lot of people”. https://t.co/Vcp5IE8EDf pic.twitter.com/XNHBgsHmuA— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 30, 2018
They’re a strong team, they had a bit of decline for a few games but they put in a great performance against Sampdoria and changed formation.
They’ve done very well, they’ve been playing well for a long time. They did the right things in the derby but they lost in the last minute, but their performances have always been good.
Gattuso and I know each other, and I’m glad he has a positive opinion of me. I have to say Gattuso has surprised a lot of people with how his Milan play, compared to what we knew about him.
With any team you do your best with the resources you have. Gattuso has surprised everyone, they’re not just aggressive, they play football too.
It would be great to win, but it’s not easy to deal with a fixture list like this. That said, I think we have the qualities to hurt any team.
This will be an important fixture for both teams. If Milan are able to pick up three points, they are in the Champions League spots and maybe, just maybe, the pressure on Gattuso will lessen.
Who are we kidding, there will always be pressure at Milan.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
LA Galaxy playoff failures might mean that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be willing to go on loan to Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
Tactical review of Milan’s victory over Sampdoria. [AC Milan Offside]
Mauro Icardi scored two goals as Inter Milan beat Lazio 3-0 in Rome. [Serpents of Madoninna]
Juventus midfielder Emre Can has undergone thyroid surgery. [Black & White & Read All Over]
World Football Links
A farewell to the late Leicester City owner. [Fosse Posse]
Sunderland owner said that he rejected a lucrative offer for the club last week. [Roker Report]
Dele Alli signed a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur. [BBC.com]
A look at the weekend that was in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]