It was a night to forget for AC Milan at the San Paolo stadium against Napoli but one that coach Gennaro Gattuso couldn’t let go so easily.
In the post-match of Napoli-Milan the disappointment of Gennaro Gattuso was clearly visible for the unexpected negative result. His team was able to hold the lead for more then 60 minutes only to collapse in the end.
Inevitable that Rino tried to ‘shake off’ his boys. Sky Sports reveals that immediately after the game there was a strong confrontation between the coach and the players. Paolo Maldini was also present. High tone from the coach, angry for how AC Milan managed the situation after conceding the first goal by Piotr Zielinski. Gattuso, asked by the journalists, talked about the inexplicable mental blackout and the need to grow mentally. A defect highlighted already in the past season. At Milanello today the defeat was discussed again but in a more relaxed atmosphere.
It’s true that there are several youngsters in the team but the coach expects a quality leap from the mental point of view. The squad needs to know how to better manage certain moments of the game, avoiding collapse at the first difficulties. AC Milan melted like snow in the sun after the first goal, suffering the constant pressure of Napoli and failing to react. Gattuso expects the team to bounce back on Friday night against Roma and redeem the defeat of the San Paolo with a better performance and a result that gives the 3 points.