Leonardo and Paolo Maldini met with AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso on Sunday to help reassure him following the loss to Sampdoria, a report claims.
The Rossoneri were beaten 1-0 at the Marassi by a goal inside 40 seconds, with Gianluigi Donnarumma’s stray pass leading to Gregoire Defrel’s opening and decisive goal.
After defeat in yet another important game, speculation has arisen that Gattuso’s position is more and more uncertain, with Leonardo hinting after the game that the next two months will be definitive.
However, according to Monday’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, the key word at the moment is ‘togetherness’ – with Leonardo and Maldini going to Milanello on Sunday to meet and have a lengthy discussion to help calm Gattuso.
Milan are heading into a crucial month of fixtures, with Juventus, Lazio and Torino the stand-out games in Serie A, plus a Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Lazio at San Siro to come.
Despite the recent struggles the team must remain serene, and GdS claims that is exactly the impact yesterday’s meeting had on Rino.