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Rossoneri Round-up for 5 August: Milan’s Suso calls this the ‘hardest preseason’

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AC Milan v Manchester United - International Champions Cup 2018 Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

The USA preseason tour is now over, and Milan will head back to Italy to get ready for the new Serie A season.

This is also the first preseason under Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso, so how it’s going for the Milan players?

Suso said about the preseason,

I noticed the change when I arrived [in Italy], physically and tactically they work a lot more than in Spain or England. There are a lot more video sessions and sessions without the ball.

Gattuso is a Coach who likes to play, but he also pays a great deal of attention to the physical side. It’s been one of the hardest pre-seasons I can remember.

He has Milan DNA, and he transmits a lot of enthusiasm and passion for the club. We improved when he took over.

So basically, it’s exactly what you would expect from a Rino Gattuso preseason.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

In the International Champions Cup, Milan beat Barcelona in California on a stoppage time goal from Andre Silva. [AC Milan Offside]

In another ICC match, Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-1. [Managing Madrid]

Napoli lost big to Liverpool in a friendly. []

World Football Links

Sunderland won their first match in League One over Charlton Athletic. [Roker Report]

Bolton Wanderers beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at home. [Lion of Vienna Suite]

Swansea City came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane. [Sky Sports]

Wigan Athletic made a triumphant return to the Championship, beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-2. [Sky Sports]

PSG beat Monaco in the French Super Cup. []