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Rossoneri Round-up for 23 September: Gattuso said about Atalanta, ‘We need to play a really good game’

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Gennaro Gattuso had some things to say about Milan and Atalanta in yesterday’s press conference.

Gattuso had this to say about the match against Atalanta and Serie A in general:

Atalanta are a solid team and can be difficult to play against. They want to bounce back after the two defeats in their last two outings. We need to play a really good game. Every year Gasperini signs the same type of players to play like he wants to. They press high up the pitch and we have to do well to trouble them.

Now, let’s focus on Atalanta, only after this game we will start preparing for Empoli and Sassuolo. I watched the match (Sassuolo v Empoli) yesterday and it won’t be easy to beat them. We made a few mistakes in Cagliari, the worst was our approach to the match. The league has only just started but the more games we win during this period, the better. Every game is important. We mustn’t leave anything to chance.

Gattuso stressed that Milan has to play well, as despite the recent matches that went against Atalanta, that they are still a good club and can easily get a result at the San Siro. Milan has to play like they did against AS Roma if they are to get three points in this month’s only home match.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Gonzalo Higuain is the striker that Milan have been missing. [AC Milan Offside]

Tactical Review of Milan’s win over Dudelange in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

Fiorentina beat SPAL 3-0. [Viola Nation]

World Football Links

Los Angeles Football Club beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. [Angels On Parade]

Club Tijuana beat Pachuca 1-0 in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Cruz Azul continued their brilliant run in Liga MX while Atlas’ season of misery continues. [FMF State of Mind]

Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored a remarkable goal. [7500 To Holte]

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United team lost for the first time in the Championship, 2-1 at home to Birmingham City. [Through It All Together]