Wednesday November 27 2019
Suso: 'Giampaolo's Milan no team'

Suso admits he was “angry I didn’t see a team” when Marco Giampaolo coached Milan, whereas Stefano Pioli reminds him more of Gennaro Gattuso.

Milan decided to part with Gattuso after they finished just outside the Champions League places last season, but the appointment of Giampaolo didn’t go down as planned.

The former Sampdoria coach was axed after only seven games of the 2019-20 campaign and has since been replaced by ex-Fiorentina and Inter boss Pioli.

“What makes me angry is that I didn’t see a team,” Suso told Sky Sport Italia. “With Pioli it’s different, he reminds me of Gattuso.

“He likes to talk; he asks us what we think or how we feel. In modern football, the mental aspect is very important.”

The 26-year-old did not hide the fact he had built up a good relationship with Rino and revealed they still kept in touch.

“I watched him on TV when I was little. It was a Milan full of champions.

“When he arrived, we immediately became stronger. We had a great relationship and we keep in touch even now.

“He tells you how it is, straight to your face. No matter if it’s good or bad.”

The Spain attacker arrived from Liverpool in 2014 but did not break into the Rossoneri’s first team for another two years, having spent time on loan at Genoa beforehand.

“When the opportunity to go to Milan presented itself, I accepted it straight away.

“It was an unusual situation [at first]. I wasn’t playing for the Rossoneri and I thought maybe Genoa were the right solution. [M’Baye] Niang also went there and had been doing very well.

Milan are currently 12th in Serie A, 11 points behind fourth-placed Cagliari, and travel to Parma on Sunday.

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