The reasons behind Kalinic exclusion

When Gattuso announced the squad list for Milan vs Chievo surprisingly the name of Nikola Kalinic was missing but the coach had preferred to summon two Primavera youngsters instead.

A technical choice with a strong taste of punishment. Behind the surprise exclusion of Nikola Kalinic for today’s match against Chievo there would be the attitude of the Croatian striker during yesterday’s training, that did not satisfy the requirements of coach Gattuso who, at the end of the session, communicated to the player his decision not to call him for today’s league challenge.

The Milanello management hope that this very strong position of Gattuso generates a reaction from Kalinic, who also against Arsenal has not shown the commitment that his coach wants to see. When the Croatian is not inserted in the starting lineup, he quits and train at a low pace, never entering the proper mood for the training and match approach required by Gattuso. By now it’s clear that Kalinic’s time at AC Milan is up.

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