Bonaventura tells story of when Gattuso ‘wanted to kill me’ during argument

By Isak Möller -

Giacomo Bonaventura has said goodbye to Milan. The midfielder spent six years at the club and his contract wasn’t renewed this summer, making him a free agent. In a long interview, he told many stories about his time there. 

During his years with the Rossoneri, Bonaventura played under many different managers, such as Vincenzo Montella, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gennaro Gattuso. In the interview with SportWeek (via, he told a funny story about the latter.

“Gattuso? He looks like Mihajlovic. He made me feel important and I gave him my soul, showing him that he could trust me. But it wasn’t all roses and flowers.

“Once we didn’t want to go into training retreat and it ended up being him and I arguing, head to head. He wanted to kill me (laughs). But Rino is like that: he gets really pissed at the moment but it ends there, he’s not one who carries a grudge,” he stated.

In other words, the two had a good relationship despite the incident. Unfortunately, Bonaventura suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the 2018/19 season and was out for the rest of it, missing a total of 32 games.

After that, and as Gattuso left the club, the confidence wasn’t the same from the club. This was revealed by Bonaventura in the same interview, which you can read more of here. The departure, therefore, was seemingly a bit bitter.

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