AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has admitted it is ‘easy’ to coach the current squad.
Milan continued their impressive run of form with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria at San Siro on Sunday night.
After missing a penalty inside the first ten minutes, Giacomo Bonaventura volleyed home a deserved opener for Gattuso’s side – a lead which they would not relinquish.
The result puts Milan in seventh place, but crucially they gain ground on Inter, who lost to Genoa on Saturday evening.
“I will always remain heart and grit. The credit goes to the lads, as they just needed a spark to get them inflamed,” Gattuso told Mediaset Premium.
Here is the full build-up to Bonaventura's goal. Calhanoglu with a fantastic pass to Suso, Calabria assists Jack once again. 👏🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/dX0IeQlK2T
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“I see a real sense of belonging and the greatest satisfaction a Coach can have is to see his lads do everything he asks. After that, it becomes credit to them. They are the protagonists and I merely propose ideas.
“I want the players to run under the Curva to salute the fans, as it’s right that they do that without their Coach. They are doing so well and right now it’s easy for me to be their Coach. Tomorrow, however, is another day and we start from scratch. My work is to be the players’ nightmare until the end of the season.
“I didn’t expect anything when I arrived, I just knew I’d been handed a hot potato. I like to suffer, I don’t enjoy things that are too easy, so I chose Milan because this is my home.
“I wore this jersey for 14 years, it’s a part of me. Working here is wonderful and we’ll see how it ends.”
Gattuso even commented on Ricardo Rodriguez, the man who missed the first-half penalty.
“He acted as if something disastrous had happened. Diego Maradona missed penalties too, imagine if Rodriguez doesn’t.”