Milan Club Manager Christian Abbiati hopes a good result against Rijeka can “boost confidence” in Gennaro Gattuso’s team.
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“We need this game to boost confidence all around the club and create a positive vibe ahead of Sunday’s game with Bologna,” former goalkeeper Abbiati told Sky Sport Italia.
Gattuso drew his first game on the bench, a 2-2 draw with bottom of the Serie A table side Benevento.
“Rino is really fired up, he knows full well what a great opportunity he has after winning so many trophies at Milan over the years.
“He is working to introduce his style of football to the team, obviously he doesn’t have a magic wand, so can only achieve so much in a few days.”