Gattuso highlights key tactical failures in Derby loss to Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has accused his side of being too naive during their 3-2 Derby della Madonnina defeat to Inter.

The Rossoneri’s winning run in Serie A was halted as they lost a thrilling game at San Siro, with goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko and Mateo Musacchio not enough.

 “There were no technical errors, but errors of attitude,” he told reporters.

“I think the problem was that every time we tried to do a high press we played in numerical inferiority.”

On whether being favourites became a hinderance: “Only fools and amateurs can think of such a thing. Inter combines technique with physicality, only fools could think that today it would be a walk.

“They had been saying for a week that we were favourites. There must be no lack of humility or desire. I think that we have taken a step back in terms of mentality.

“We have been presumptuous, we are not yet able to play the game we tried to do in the first half.”

On the second-half changes: “It was a merry-go-round, there were also a lot of random situations. The problem today was not the formation.

“It was a few years since Milan reached this point in the season still in the Champions League. We have to be good at not giving up.

“We have to play our football, which has led us to the series of victories and where we are now. We must be humble, without thinking about what they tell us from the outside about our game and without putting the word in front of us.”

On Inter: “I heard yesterday afternoon that they would play with a 4-3-3; we prepared the 4-2-3-1 for the whole week because they have been playing like this for a while. I saw Eintracht-Inter, but with Milan in the role of that Inter.”

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