Gennaro Gattuso admits Milan were “embarrassing” in a 3-0 defeat to Verona, but “as often happens, we lost our way at the first sign of difficulty.”
The Rossoneri had crushed Hellas 3-0 in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening, but it was a very different story at the Bentegodi.
“For 25 minutes the team created a great deal, then paid for the first chance. I think the second goal created the real drama, as we lost our heads there,” the visibly deflated Coach told Mediaset Premium.
Andrea Caracciolo opened the scoring with a towering header from a corner.
“We changed the marking between Ricardo Rodriguez and Davide Calabria, but until the opening goal, we played some good football. As often happens, we lost our way at the first sign of difficulty.
“It was embarrassing, we have to look forward. It’d be easier to say that off the field issues affected us, but the players are receiving their wages on time, the club has made its presence felt, there are no locker room issues.
“We have to work out why we play well and look ready to score, but after the first hiccup we don’t react, or if we do react, it’s in a chaotic fashion with no organisation. I don’t like this.”