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Rossoneri Round-up for February 21th: Bonucci says “We’ve become a team under Gattuso”

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Leonardo Bonucci credits manager Gennaro Gattuso for creating a different mentality for Milan.

The club has been on a remarkable run as of late, going undefeated so far in 2018. And while sometimes coaching is broken down into tactics and the like, there is something to be said for making players feel comfortable with each other and giving them confidence. After all, these are all professional footballers who have played the game since they could kick a ball. Gattuso can’t teach them anything they haven’t heard before. But fostering an environment where they are accountable to each other and play for their teammates? That’s priceless.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

We all knew this coming, right? Yonghong Li declared bankrupt. [AC Milan Offside]

The club put out an official statement rebutting the claims that Li is bankrupt. [AC Milan.com]

Three numbers from the important win over Sampdoria. [AC Milan Offside]

Milan reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus. [AC Milan Offside]

World Football Links

With league position and the Liguilla (playoffs) mattering so much in Mexico, does the Copa MX matter anymore? [FMF State of Mind]

Five observations from Bayern Munich’s win over Besiktas in the Champion’s League. [Bavarian Football Works]

Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea as Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw in London. [Barca Blaugranes]

The Philadelphia Union have been linked with Czech Republic international and former Sparta Prague midfielder Bořek Dočkal, who is currently playing in China. What would he bring to the Union? [Brotherly Game]