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EUROPA LEAGUE: AC Milan Continue Resurrection With Back-to-back Win

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MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 04: Miguel Angel Guerrero (C) of Olympiacos FC competes for the ball with Cristian Zapata (R) and Lucas Biglia (L) of AC Milan during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between AC Milan and Olympiacos at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 4, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

AC Milan overturned a one-goal deficit to defeat Olympiacos 3-1 in their Europa League game on Thursday at the San Siro Stadium in Italy.

The Rossoneri got their first consecutive victories since May to continue their perfect start in the Europa League but Gennaro Gattuso believes they are yet to deliver.

AC Milan found themselves trailing in the 14th minute of the game courtesy of a Miguel Angel Guerrero’s goal.

However, the hosts were able to turn things around through Patrick Cutrone’s brace and Gonzalo Higuain went on to extend the lead to two and ensured AC Milan pocket all three points.

Milan manager, Gattuso said he was however far from satisfaction as he expects more from his players.

Speaking in a post-match interview with Forza Italian, he said, When I played Calhanoglu you criticised me. “You said he was like my son. And now I rest him and you still complain. He was rested just as Kessie was.

“He had an ankle problem which conditioned certain decisions. We have decided on this formation, and rest those who need it.

“The players who came on helped us win the game. With four in the attacking third, our offensive threat got better, but on the defensive side, things were bad.

“If Cutrone didn’t score, I don’t know how it would have ended. The defensive line and the midfield will be looked at.

“Before Cutrone came on we had Castellejo there, and he has different characteristics, operating more as a second striker. And before we scored we didn’t get into enough good positions and weren’t clinical enough.

“The way the players approached the game, didn’t drive me crazy.”

“The fear [of losing] is still there,” the Rossoneri coach continued. “But we are a team that plays well technically.

“We have a find a little more compactness, and read the game better. We don’t do well without the ball, and we have to improve this aspect. While in possession we are very good.

“The problem isn’t the central midfielders. When there is a lot of space between the lines on the pitch, we’re always going to have trouble.”

Speaking on Cutrone who has already scored 21 goals in 54 appearances he said he hopes the player turns to be a club legend, Filippo Inzaghi.

“I hope he can become the new Inzaghi,” Gattuso stated. “But for now has to get his head down and work.

“[It is encouraging] when you see a player of his age, who wants to play at all costs, despite his [injury] condition.”


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