Wednesday February 21 2018
Gattuso: Silva’s turn, Milan ‘perfect’

Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed that Andre Silva will get his ‘turn’ against Ludogorets on Thursday and hailed Milan’s “perfect machine” behind the scenes.

Milan lead Ludogorets 3-0 going into their Europa League last-32 second leg, but Gattuso warned his side against ‘underestimating’ their opponents, while touching on Silva’s situation and talk of more ownership problems at San Siro.

“Our biggest concern is underestimating the game,” the Coach said at a Press conference.

“We mustn’t play with fire. They’re quick and they can cause us problems. Some of the lads are tired, so I’ll make [personnel] choices accordingly.

“Cutrone, on the other hand, has been going at a million miles an hour. He’s 20 years old and recovers well.

“I want to see what we do in the week and what we believe in. Primavera players? They won’t play. We respect our opponents and we’ll play with those who have quality and experience.

“We’re still competing on three fronts, so we can’t go wrong now. We’ve already dropped so many points under my watch and also before that.

“Worried about finances? No because everything’s working properly and I’ve seen it first hand.

“Our salaries arrive in advance, Fassone and Mirabelli tell me the money’s there, so in terms of organisation, we have a perfect machine.

“If everything’s going well and nothing’s missing, why worry? For a player, there are two parameters [for concern]: salaries and disorganisation.

“Instead, there’s been talk of silverware, plus Bonucci and the others have met the board members and Han Li.

“The other things are problems that don’t exist. We’ve seen it first hand that everything works.

"We paid Porto two months in advance for Andre Silva, and even they were surprised. He takes time out to practice his shooting and other movements every week.

“We saw how good he is against Samp, but strikers live for goals and he must break his duck. He’s doing everything else and we’re happy with him.

“He doesn’t talk much and taunts himself, but I think I can get inside his head. It’ll be his turn tomorrow.

“The board put me here and I thank them for that, but I’ll never let myself go to them to talk about my contract.

“I’m paid the least, but I have an agreement for next season too. I don’t have an agent, but that’s not my priority.

“Many wanted me in Serie B, but I was stressed out at the time. Still, it means that my work was appreciated.”

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