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Rossoneri Round-up for 19 December: Gattuso on the draw with Bologna: ‘We lacked the final play’

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Bologna FC v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images

Both Ricardo Rodriguez and Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the press after the disappointing draw against Bologna.

In regards to the performance in the match, Gattuso said:

We were in control of the game but it was sterile and easy to decipher. We expected Bologna to concede possession from the first minute, but we were good to stop their offensive plays. Many teams have struggled here, some winning only at the end. We lacked the final play, we didn’t play vertical enough, we moved the ball too slow and too central, it was not a good performance in terms of quality. The team was flat, we played a scholastic football today.

It’s nice that Gattuso can say this and realize this, it would be even better if he did something to try and remedy the situation.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Milan drew 0-0 with Bologna. [AC Milan Offsides]

The “Paul Pogba is coming back to Juventus” rumours will hit a fever pitch over the next few weeks. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Lega Serie A could extend January transfer window from the 18th to the 31st. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

Blackpool FC advanced to meet Arsenal in the FA Cup after needing a replay and extra team to defeat non-league Solihull Moors. [The Short Fuse]

A look at Everton’s financial statements. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Mexico announced a pair of friendlies in the United States in March. [FMF State of Mind]

Leeds United are reportedly interested in a move for Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow. [Through It All Together]

Jon McKenzie spoke with James Ruston on the Holtecast to talk about Marcelo Bielsa and preview Leeds v Aston Villa. [7500 to Holte]