18 December 2018
Coach Gattuso and Rodriguez speak to Milan TV after the game
Here are Coach Gattuso's comments as he was interviewed by Milan TV at the end of Bologna 0-0 AC Milan:
LACK OF QUALITY
"We were in control of the game but it was sterile and easy to decipher. We expected Bologna to concede possession from the first minute, but we were good to stop their offensive plays. Many teams have struggled here, some winning only at the end. We lacked the final play, we didn't play vertical enough, we moved the ball too slow and too central, it was not a good performance in terms of quality. The team was flat, we played a scholastic football today".
DEFENCE AND ATTACK
"No goals conceded? Our biggest fear tonight was Bologna's set-pieces, they are dangerous but we did well in defence. We can do well both in defense and in attack: good performance in defence but not much quality in attack. We will think of Fiorentina from tomorrow. We shall take home this point gained with so much disappointment, we have to look ahead".
INDIVIDUALITIES AND FIORENTINA
"It happens that during a season one or two players are not in their best form, Suso and Calhanoglu were marked man-to-man, Calabria and Rodriguez had more space when they pushed forward. We are a team with precise characteristics, we are not dangerous enough in the final yards of the penalty box. We covered the pitch better when Bonaventura was available and Calhanoglu played as an offensive winger. It will not be easy to replace Bakayoko and Kessie, they are important players but I will field the best squad to battle and gain points.
Meanwhile, here are the comments from Ricardo Rodriguez speaking at Milan TV's microphones:
We should have done more but it was difficult. They defended well, we tried to do our best. Now we have to put the Bologna behind and think about the next game, against Fiorentina, and we have to score. We have to improve, let's look ahead and hope to win against Fiorentina. We played well in defense, just like in other games. Team spirit is positive. There are many players in the squad who want to play and show their worth, they will be ready to replace the absentees.
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