Wednesday October 31 2018
Gattuso praises 'great' Bakayoko

Gennaro Gattuso praised Tiemoue Bakayoko for his ‘great’ performance against Genoa on Wednesday but warned Milan ‘must improve’.

“I didn’t think we were good enough after going 1-0 up,” said the Coach after the Rossoneri’s 2-1 win.

“We made mistakes on the counter and didn’t go far with the ball. For how we’ve prepared these two games, for all the men we’ve lost, we did well, even if we could’ve done better.

“It’s a step forward. Now we have to stay here. We know it’s difficult, but for all the talk there’s been, for everything we’ve been through, it’s something important.

“Now we have to do well at staying up there. We haven’t achieved anything yet. Now we have to play as a team because we still don’t do it at times.

“I’m happy for the result but as for peace of mind, we still have progress to make in that regard. Criticism? I just blow my whistle and train the team.

“I’ve always had the same relationship with everyone. I’ve always experienced it like this. I won’t be the first or last Coach who is having a difficult time.

“I’m not calm as we haven’t done anything yet. We have some gaps in many aspects of our play.

“Bakayoko had a great game today. We developed ball possession well, but then we got afraid and could no longer build well from the back.

“We must improve. It’s a path we must take. Biglia’s old scar flared up. When we talk about calves, we know it can be serious.”