Gattuso: “It is tough to play the way I like when making so many changes”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso admitted he is struggling to find a way to rotate his side effectively given the injury issues he is battling.

The Rossoneri scored four goals in the final 24 minutes at San Siro on Thursday night, coming from 2-1 down and avoiding a shock result against F91 Dudelange in the Europa League.

The result means that the Diavolo will travel to Athens in December knowing that anything other than a loss by two or more goals will see them into the knockout stages.

“We played well. Dudelange are a tough team, that can put you in trouble,” he told Sky.

“It’s hard to change that much. Easy matches? There are none of them.”

Gattuso also addressed the frosty reception Andrea Bertolacci received, and claimed that Gonzalo Higuain could still be struggling from a back problem.

“It is a shame that Bertolacci got booed.

“In my opinion, his [Higuain’s] back injury is bothering him. I think that he has a small problem.”

“Cutrone? He must continue to score and improve on a technical level.

“He can still improve and must have the desire to improve and learn. His grit in the penalty box is manual, but he can improve on a technical level.”

When asked about Jose Mauri’s performance, Rino admitted he was please with the young midfielder.

“I liked Mauri. I did not want to change the team much yesterday, but initially I wanted him to start.

“Then, I thought that changing out three out of four players in the midfield is not easy. I know what he [Mauri] can give me.

“It is tough to play the way I like when making so many changes in the team. Just look at Bakayoko, who struggled at the start of the season when he wasn’t playing regularly. Now, other players are experiencing the same thing.”

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