NEWS
Tuesday December 12 2017
Gattuso: Back four more guarantees

Gennaro Gattuso has hinted that Milan will stick with a four-man defence going forward as “it gives us more guarantees.”

Milan’s return to a 4-3-3 formation was put forward as a major factor in their 2-1 win against Bologna over the weekend, and Gattuso believes his side are feeling more confident about their Coppa Italia tie with Verona as a result.

“There’s so much to do: we won an important game, but now we must only think about tomorrow’s match,” the Coach told Milan TV.

“We’ll see today: there are a lot of players to assess, but in any case, the priority is to go through.

“Wins make you work better and give you confidence. The game was crucial, but the road is still uphill. The important thing is to see the lads train properly.

“The fans gave us a big hand, given the 40,000 of them who were there on Sunday. I thank them, but we must return their enthusiasm with victories.

“Four-man defence? It gives us more guarantees, but it’s also true that we must improve, above all in conceding goals.

“Therefore, we must improve defensively, although it’s not just a problem for the defenders but rather the whole team.

“Protecting a lead? After we took the lead, we combined all our colours… VAR? It could’ve been used at Benevento.

“It’s true that Romagnoli went in hard, but he didn’t touch the Benevento player, although we didn’t protest. It’s an important tool.

“Europa League draw with Ludogorets? We’re only thinking about Verona. The Bulgarians are a dangerous team and made u