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]
World Football Links
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]