Gattuso: 'The gap with Juventus is large, but we're on the right track'
- AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has expressed his thoughts on Serie A rivalry after his team's final pre-season game
After his side lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu Trophy match, AC Milan manager Gennaro 'Rino' Gattuso told the journalists some post-game thoughts: "We must work and learn to avoid giving away goals. We've conceded at minutes 46 and 90. It's easy to say that the subs have lowered the quality of the game, but things are not like that. If you play for Milan, you must be ready at all times, you must do your job and not fear", he said, per La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
"However, it was a positive performance", he added. "It was good. The team understands me and demonstrates good quality of football. In general, I am happy, we have strengthened. The gap with Juventus remains very big, but we are young and we are on the right track. Keeping this pace I don't think it will take a long time to close this gap."
Gattuso has also commented on Juventus' loanee Gonzalo Higuain, who has scored a goal with his first-ever touch as AC Milan striker, saying: "We’re going nowhere if we just rely on one player, even if it is Higuain. It’s not enough. In order to be credible, you have to do the work throughout the week, encouraging your teammates and not insulting them. I’ve seen all of that since he arrived here."
It is considered that with Juventus having signed Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Serie A has lost any intrigue in it.
Do you think any team will manage to oppose the Old Lady from snatching their 8th-in-a-row Scudetto?