Thursday March 21 2019
Gattuso: 'Milan my childhood dream'

Gennaro Gattuso admits it was “a childhood dream to lift a trophy with Milan” and looks back over his playing career, including the vainest teammate.

He was a star of the Rossoneri midfield from 1999 to 2012, then returned as Coach with the task of reminding players what representing this historic club truly means.

“Milan have always been a dream, as I supported this side when I was a kid,” Gattuso told DAZN Italia.

“When Milan won the European Cup against Steaua Bucharest, my father took me to see the parade. My dream has always been to lift a trophy wearing the Milan jersey.”

Rino was asked about his many teammates over the years at San Siro and specifically the vainest.

“David Beckham, Marco Borriello and of course Fernando Redondo, who wore a different outfit every single day. It’s more difficult to pick the most talented teammate, because I played alongside many Ballon d’Or winners.

“Kakha Kaladze was the biggest troublemaker and whenever I wanted to stir up some trouble, he was always the first to back me up. When my birthday would go by, he’d start a countdown and remind me every single day of how long it was until my next birthday.”

Gattuso was asked the strangest thing he’d ever done for a bet and went back to a story that remains legendary among his teammates.

“The day before the Champions League semi-final against Manchester United, I had the idea of eating a snail. Everyone was shocked.”

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