Gennaro Gattuso spoke with Milan TV yesterday about a number of topics, but the most interesting things that Gattuso had to say were about the summer recruitment strategy at the club.
In regards to the recruitment, Gattuso said:
Our strength? I think it was the group, the desire of the lads and their mentality. I think that’s what we need to start from next season.
I hope everyone who arrives will have that mentality, because it’ll be crucial. I’ve said many times that an individual can win you a few games, but it’s the team that makes you get to the end.
We need to start from that mentality and those ideas.
We have to raise the bar next season, and that starts with pre-season. I only know one way to raise the bar: to work, have desire, and never be satisfied.
It’s the same at almost every single football club and it’s the goal of almost every single coach or manager, getting everyone on the same page and getting everyone to work hard on the same goal. Gattuso seems to have the ability to motivate the players and to turn a collection of players into a team.
Hopefully he’ll have some input on the players that will be coming into the club.
Here’s the whole interview that was posted on the club’s Twitter account.
The importance of Milanello, our tactical alternatives for next season and more: watch the first part of coach Gattuso's exclusive interview with @MilanTV pic.twitter.com/DBev6DpECg— AC Milan (@acmilan) June 5, 2018
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Five lessons to be learned from AC Milan’s season. [AC Milan Offside]
A Milan fan’s guide to the World Cup. [AC Milan Offside]
Latest Devil Wears Rossonero podcast is now available. [AC Milan Offside]
World Football Links
Fulham’s Ryan Fredricks switches West London for East London as he signed a deal with West Ham United. [Brace the Hammer]
Manchester United made a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. [Sky Sports]
A round-up of the mess that is Aston Villa right now. [7500 to Holte]
The Philadelphia Union put five past the Richmond Kickers in route to a 5-0 home victory in the US Open Cup. [Brotherly Game]
A closer look at Mexico legend Chicharito’s origin. [FMF State of Mind]