AC Milan were able to get the first win of the campaign after beating Brescia 1-0 on Saturday. This victory provided huge relief for manager Marco Giampaolo, who has been brought in as the replacement for Gennaro Gattuso. The 52-year-old has a contract with Milan until 2021 and he has largely been able to achieve success with Sampdoria in recent times. However, the start to his Milan career has not been so great with the club losing 1-0 against Udinese in the first game of the season. A major shock from the game was the inability to get even a single shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
However, Hakan Calhanoglu was able to come up with the breakthrough after just 12 minutes into the game againstBrescia. This early goal was very decisive in a game that did not have too many opportunities for both teams. After the match,Giampaolo admitted that the team was still a work in progress. A major surprise for fans and pundits was the absence of Krzysztof Piatek from the starting lineup. The 24-year-old was dropped in favour of Andre Silva as there were a couple of changes to the team that lost against Udinese. Milan were grateful to see former striker Mario Balotelli turn up for Brescia due to suspension.
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Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone has revealed that the club had made contact with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding a move to the Rossoneri last summer. The Portugal international parted ways with Real Madrid after nine seasons last year and he has since joined Juventus, where he has been a success with 28 goals during his debut campaign.
Speaking to Sportitalia, Fassone revealed that the Rossoneri had sought to make a potential move for Ronaldo last summer and the player himself was open to the idea of joining the club. However, he added that the move never materialised with a change in ownership meaning that there was an overhaul at the hierarchical level of the club. Continue reading Former AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone reveals Cristiano Ronaldo interest
Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has acknowledged that he was in contact with AC Milan regarding a potential move in the summer of 2018. The midfielder had been heavily linked with the Rossoneri following the World Cup last year, but he instead decided to commit his future to Manchester United on a two-year deal.
However, his time with the Red Devils would only last for six more months before he pursued a permanent move to Shandong Luneng. In a report covered by Calciomercato, Fellaini has admitted that he likes the atmosphere in Italy and he could have made the switch to the Rossoneri last summer barring the intervention of manager Jose Mourinho, who was the Red Devils boss back then.
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Former AC Milan ace Alberto Gilardino has urged Patrick Cutrone to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Rossoneri in order to become a better player. The Italian recently completed his second full season with the San Siro outfit,where he struggled for gametime with just 12 league starts while finding the net on only three occasions.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gilardino could be better suited to part ways with the Rossoneri this summer in order to be assured with regular first-team football. He added to state the youngster’s versatility on the attack and suggested that he would personally him, should he be in the boots of the opposition manager.
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said that his team are not looking into the results of Atalanta BC and they should be pleased with their current position on the table. The Rossoneri are currently three points behind Atalanta in the race for the fourth spot but they have the friendlier schedule for the final two games of the season.
Atalanta have a tough fixture against Juventus on the road during the upcoming game week and when asked about that game, Gattuso said: “If the group is looking at Juventus-Atalanta? No, we can’t control our destiny but we can control our pride. Let’s not lose energy by looking elsewhere. We will face an already relegated Frosinone that will come to San Siro with nothing to lose. We’re thinking of our pride and getting as many points as possible. This team is doing good things, the campaign we had to have… there is talk about us as if we were 8th, 9th or 10th but we’re still in there, we have values and we’ve demonstrated them.”
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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said that he may not be good enough to help players overcome minor mistakes in their game. The Rossoneri squandered the opportunity to cement the fourth position with a 1-1 draw against Parma on the road and speaking after the game, Gattuso lamented on the carelessness which cost them valuable points.
He said: “Maybe I’m not good enough to make people understand these little things. We expected to do something more, we knew the difficulties of the opponent. On the offside we were unlucky, it wasn’t very clear, we have to look ahead. In the first half we played under rhythm, it wasn’t a great performance, we were good and lucky to find the advantage, then they found a great goal on a free kick after our ingenuity.”
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AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the club could make an approach to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea on a permanent basis in the summer. The France international joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from the Blues last year, and he has since proved a quality addition at the heart of the club’s midfield.
Speaking to Mediaset, Maldini acknowledged that the Frenchman has shown great character at the San Siro outfit, given he did not experience the best of starts with the club. He added that the club are determined to exercise the buy option on his contract, but that could still depend on the Financial Fair Play and the club’s potential return to the Champions League next term.
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AC Milan legend Serginho has said that Alessio Romagnoli has the potential within himself to develop into a top-class defender like Alessandro Nesta. The Italy international endured a tough beginning to the season with form and fitness concerns, but he has managed to revive his form during the backend of the campaign where the Rossoneri are right in the hunt for the top four.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Serginho praised the abilities of Romagnoli and suggested that he can reach the heights of Nesta and Paolo Maldini at the club, he told the publication: “[Alessio] Romagnoli is a great defender and he’s growing a lot. He’s a different player to Nesta, but they are both great defenders. Alessio is young, he can grow to become as good as Nesta and Maldini. Milan started the season poorly but the arrival of new players has allowed Gattuso to create the right balance. They are playing with greater continuity. Milan needs strong ownership, a good environment in the locker room and great players. Rino [Gattuso] has won a lot with Milan, he knows the importance of the shirt so he can change the team’s mentality.”
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AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has talked up the importance of Champions League qualification for the Rossoneri in order to ease the economic situation around the club. The San Siro outfit had been guilty of breaking the Financial Fair Play regulations during the previous campaign but they escaped with a hefty fine rather than a European ban on appeal.
Still, there are no assurances that the team will get a similar favour from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the future and Scaroni remains hopeful that the club can maintain the stability with progress to the Champions League next term. However, the Rossoneri chief added that he won’t create drama, should the team fail to meet the requirements for the campaign.
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AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has been pleased with the club’s development under the guidance of manager Gennaro Gattuso. The Rossoneri started the season in a relatively slow fashion with numerous stalemates but they have found their feet thereafter to propel into the Champions League positions.
At present, the Rossoneri are clinging onto the final Champions League qualification spot in fourth and speaking to reporters, Scaroni is impressed with the uptrend of fortunes around the club. He added that he has been pleased with the recruitment policy with both Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek hitting the ground running since their winter arrivals.
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