Milan President Silvio Berlusconi threatened not to pay his players if they continue to “be embarrassing.”
The Rossoneri finished the campaign in seventh place, behind Sassuolo, so can only qualify for the Europa League by beating Juventus in Saturday’s Coppa Italia Final.
“We cannot keep being embarrassing,” Berlusconi told the squad after lunch with the club sponsors in a video aired on Sky Sport Italia.
“These gentlemen here are the ones who allow you to make a living. They told me if you keep playing like this, they won’t give us any more money.
“In that case, I’ll get the money from you, or rather I won’t pay you. You can try suing me. Do you know how long a civil court case usually takes in Italy? About eight years…”
Milan Channel confirmed the squad will sleep at the Milanello training ground this evening and President Berlusconi could visit the team again for a pep talk tomorrow.
It’s widely reported Berlusconi will not be at the Stadio Olimpico for the Coppa Italia Final on Saturday.
The players and Coach Cristian Brocchi will set off for Rome on Thursday evening.