Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the media yesterday at the pre-match press conference before today’s match at Bologna.
️Gattuso: "Conti has been with us for a while now so I do not consider him as a new entry. He is ready to play. @MateoMusacchio5 and Romagnoli need to be treated with care. Romagnoli's calf needs to heal well and the last thing I want is a relapse."#BolognaMilan— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 17, 2018
In regards to the injury situation with Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio, and the topic of a few of the other players, Gattuso said:
I have to be careful with Romagnoli and Musacchio, there is no hurry, I do not want to risk a relapse with Alessio’s calf, let’s see if he will play tomorrow. Even Musacchio had a significant injury. Conti is ready, it’s up to me to throw him into the fray. I spoke with Higuain, he is the first to be disappointed with this situation, we need his goals, but above all we need his character and his experience, he has to be an added value and motivate his teammates. He can do more. Calhanoglu can contribute a lot, let us see if he can take a break tomorrow. Castillejo is doing well, Bakayoko is an all-round player, who can also play as an inside midfielder or as a defensive midfielder at the physical and tactical level.
So, does that mean that Romagnoli isn’t playing today or what?
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