Friday May 4 2018
Gattuso: ‘Not too late for Mastour’

Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso says Hachim Mastour “became more famous for making videos than playing” but “I’ve noticed a few improvements”.

The 19-year-old was expected to be a future star, with videos of his tricks and dribbling going viral.

However, he’s still to make a single Serie A appearance for the Rossoneri and he failed to make the breakthrough at either Malaga or PEC Zwolle.

This season he’s been involved in the Primavera team, which Gattuso was Coach of until he replaced Vincenzo Montella in the top job.

“We’ve talked a lot lately,” Gattuso said in his Press conference today.

“I even threatened him because he became more famous for making videos than playing, but he doesn’t do that anymore because I told him I’d knock his teeth out!

“In recent months he’s improved some things in training and we decided to let him play in the Primavera.

“The train has passed but he’s not 50-years-old, he’s 20-years-old [in June] and I think he has to take stock of his mistakes.

“He needs to play consistently, because we can see he’s lost some match sharpness. I’ve noticed a few improvements though.”