AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso was not entirely pleased with the Rossoneri’s 3-0 away win over Ludogorets in the Europa League last night. The San Siro outfit continued their unbeaten start to 2018 with a comfortable win in Bulgaria with Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Fabio Borini finding the scoresheet.
A 3-0 result on the road is usually deemed the perfect result for any side, but Gattuso was not happy with the overall performance. The 40-year-old stressed that the Rossoneri were holding onto their lead rather than putting further pressure to increase their goal tally.
He told Sky Sport Italia: “I wouldn’t call it the perfect performance as we could have played better, even if it’s always difficult in Europe. Ludogorets could have caused us problems, but we are holding on tight to this 3-0 result. I do not think it is a fair reflection of the game, because we could have done so much better. “I am actually angry, as we didn’t develop our attacking moves properly. What does reassure me is the growing confidence in the team, even among those who do not play as much. I want everyone to be ready and in good shape when called upon.”
Milan’s resurgence since the turn of the year has led to speculation of an extended contract for Gattuso, but the 40-year-old remained tight-lipped on the topic suggesting that he is more focused on his job with Milan, who are desperate for a return to the Champions League.
The Serie A outfit are presently nine points behind fourth-placed AS Roma in their standings, and they could potentially qualify for the elite competition with a late league charge or by lifting the Europa League at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon altogether. Irrespective of the result, Milan are said to be planning another summer overhaul of the squad with the club’s hierarchy likely to show the exit door to players, who have failed to impress during the course of the current campaign.