25 October 2018
His words in the press conference: "Too fragile, we lost confidence, I am very disappointed"
Coach Gattuso, at the San Siro, analyzed AC Milan 1 - 2 Real Betis during the press conference:
RESPONSIBILITY AND MENTALITY
"I train a great club and it is right for me to take responsibility, I'm always at the forefront. I am always committed: I have to understand who has the right mentality. In some moments we applied nothing which we had prepared. We think too much about what could happen and think of just doing our little homework, there is too much fear of making mistakes, we unblocked mentally only after the goal. Often we tend to forget that our mentality is an important component, not just the physical aspect".
"It's not a question of formations: the team has lost its identity, for the past two games I have not seen the inside midfielders cutting through. We are wrongly doing what we did well and which also distinguished us in recent months. This performance baffles me, there is great disappointment, probably my staff and I were not clear enough, otherwise, we can not explain this performance: the defeat does not hurt as much as the performance, for how we played and held ourselves on the pitch. For a coach, it's hard to go home tonight and think about this game, we cannot play like this."
"I'm worried, disappointed and angry, especially with myself, I do not think about my situation, I'm thinking about how to solve this problem, I'm the first person responsible for this situation, I'm bound by the results. We did not play as AC Milan do, whatever happens, won't be a problem. Right now what leaves me more worried is the fragility and the mentality. We have lost our certainties, we must understand why the light suddenly turned off. I saw something positive against Inter as per toughness and mentality, today I saw a team in difficulty in all aspects, we played embarrassingly".
"Surely he is not going through his best moment, but it is due to the involution of the whole team, he is paying for it, and lately he does not receive many balls, we started to serve crosses only in the last 10-15 minutes. We have to put him in a condition to work more in the last yards of the pitch".
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