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Rossoneri Round-up for 1 September: Milan’s Gattuso: ‘I’m sure we can be a more brilliant team’

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Gennaro Gattuso, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Samu Castillejo all spoke to press after the win over Roma last night.

Gattuso’s comments might be the best of them, as he said:

We dominated the match but for 40 minutes their defence was perfect. Castillejo and Laxalt were the game changer. Samuel came on with a competitive ferocity I had not seen before in training. He seemed a little indifferent to me. Instead, tonight he showed the qualities that made us sign him. Biglia is irreplaceable. I’m very serious when I say this. I’m not biased, he has the specific qualities I need. We have worked so hard in these last forty days but I’m sure we can be a more brilliant team

Rino will never be accused of holding his tongue, will he?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Recap of the Milan-Roma match. [AC Milan Offside]

Milan player ratings from the victory over AS Roma. [AC Milan Offside]

A quick look at who Milan will face in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

Will Gonzalo Higuain excel at Milan? [AC Milan Offside]

World Football Links

Recap of the top-of-the-table clash in the English Championship, as Leeds United and Middlesbrough played to a 0-0 draw. [Through It All Together]

The England Women’s team beat Wales to advance to the Women’s World Cup. [BBC.com]

Xolos de Tijuana beat Club Necaxa at home 1-0 in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Chelsea’s Izzy Brown has joined Leeds on loan, but he won’t be fit for a little while. [Through It All Together]