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Rossoneri Round-up for 19 March: Gattuso: “We always believed in the comeback”

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Besides the results, the best part of Gennaro Gattuso as manager is how he talks to the media.

Gattuso told AC MilanTV:

I am pleased with the result, but I have to say I wasn’t so happy during the game. We could have lost a lot today. It was a tricky match and we needed a brave performance. I was worried about our passing because we were too slow. I knew we were going to struggle until the end. We did well when changing our system of play during the match and always believing in the comeback. Now it’s time to rest, we need it

Milan should feel lucky to not only have Gattuso as manager, as not only does he absolutely bleed black and red, he also speaks his truth, not matter what. And the results don’t lie: he’s a fantastic manager.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Napoli won again to keep the pressure on Juventus at the top of the table. []

Milan left it late, but André Silva came through with a winner against Chievo Verona to get all three points. [AC Milan Offside]

Inter Milan beat Sampdoria 5-0 behind Mauro Icardi’s four goals. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Gennaro Gattuso says whoever doesn’t train well stays at home. [Italian Football Daily]

World Football Links

Manchester United will play Totteham Hotspur, and Southampton will face Chelsea in the semifinals of the English FA Cup. []

Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker is happy to leave football behind him. []

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Real Madrid doubled up Girona 6-3. [Managing Madrid]

A round up of what happened in Ligue 1. [Sky Sports]