AC Milan 'disappears' in tough moments - Gennaro Gattuso

Published on: 08 December 2017

Gennaro Gattuso's wobbly start to life as coach of AC Milan continued as Rijeka blanked the Rossoneri 2-0 in Croatia.

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has accused his team of disappearing during tough moments.

Milan fell 2-0 at Rijeka in their final Europa League group stage game on Thursday, but had already qualified for the knockout stage.

And Gattuso, who took over the team after Vincenzo Montella left the club last month, was concerned over the listless display in Croatia.

"I get the feeling that when something negative happens, the team just disappears and we need to work on that," Gattuso said after the match.

"We have got to change direction, because we are going nowhere like this.

"When you wear the Milan jersey, you need to respect it. All this really hurts me. We did not come here to lose.

"When we get a punch in the teeth, I get the feeling we never recover.

"We were embarrassing and the absence of some first-choice players should not be an excuse."

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