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Rossoneri Round-up for 9 November: Milan’s Gattuso: ‘The draw is a fair result’

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Real Betis v AC Milan - UEFA Europa League - Group F Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Gennaro Gattuso complimented Real Betis and noted that once the team went to a 3-4-3 with Suso on the right, where he usually plays, that the team performed better.

Speaking at the press conference after the match, Gattuso said:

The draw is a fair result, Real Betis are a great team, they have important players and I’m not surprised by their performance. They always look to outsmart their opponents, it takes courage and organization to beat them. After the group draw, I immediately realized that we were in a very difficult group and that we would have to gain qualification on the last matchday. We struggled with the 5-man defence, then moving Suso and Calhanoglu in their usual position, in a 3-4-3, we played better.

It’s good to see that the manager can see the same thing that we all see, that the team was struggling a lot in the first half, and that adjustments were made in order to try and come back. Perhaps Gattuso is learning about tactics after all.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Recap of the one-all draw between Real Betis and Milan in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

Giacomo Bonaventura will miss the Juventus match, while Gonzalo Higuain looks to be ready for Juve. [AC Milan Offside]

Latest Devil Wears Rossonero Podcast is now out! [AC Milan Offside]

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is reportedly linked with Milan as the Rossoneri look for defensive depth. [AC Milan Offside]

World Football Links

Quique Sanchez Flores reportedly met with the FMF regarding the Mexico job. [FMF State of Mind]

Arsenal drew 0-0 with Sporting Clube de Portugal to advance in the Europa League. [The Short Fuse]

PSG admitted that its scouts had racial profiled young players for years. [The Guardian]

Chelsea won 1-0 away at BATE Borisov to also advance in the Europa League. [BBC.com]