AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that he will deal with the Tiemoue Bakayoko incident against Bologna behind closed doors.

There was also controversy in the first half when Gattuso and Tiemoue Bakayoko appeared to clash on the touchline, with the latter seemingly captured shouting expletives at his coach over a substitution.

“What happens is our business and it happens in our dressing room. I asked Bakayoko to get ready, he took a while, so I called up Jose Mauri,” Gattuso told Sky.

“We wear a prestigious jersey, I have to be clear and honest. I waited seven or eight minutes and he hadn’t even put his shinpads on. I’ve told many coaches to get stuffed in my career, it ended there. We’ll see, it’s all about respect.

“The players can say anything to me, but the main thing is that they don’t lack respect for their teammates and the dressing room atmosphere.

“We have other priorities right now. We’ll see at the end of the season, like a school report, who behaved well and badly. Anyone can insult me on the touchline, but we’ll meet in a room eye-to-eye and see.

“I want to sort this out in the dressing room and talk in my language, which I cannot do on television. So we have to focus on the victory and not waste time on other issues.”

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