Pirlo: “What do AC Milan fans want from Gattuso, to win every game?”

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo has launched into a spirited defence of current coach Gennaro Gattuso.

Gattuso has come under scrutiny recently following the Derby della Madonnina loss to Inter and the Europa League defeat against Betis at San Siro.

However Pirlo – who played for the Rossoneri from 2001-2011 – believes Milan fans would be wrong to expect too much of Rino.

“What do they want from Rino, to win every game?” Pirlo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I watched the Rossoneri’s win over Samp on TV and I admired a team capable of playing good football and ready to react with great determination after going behind.

“Those are important signals, because it means that the group is solid.”

Pirlo was also quizzed on whether he would like to see both Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone start up-front going forward, as they did in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Sampdoria.

“They’re just numbers. Rino, who works with the team every day, definitely knows how to choose the right formation for a match, or a moment within a match.

“Milan are now waiting for that postponed game against Genoa, if they get those three points they’ll be in a very good position in the table.

“It’s not fair to ask this young group for the moon, the Rossoneri’s objective is to win a place in the Champions League for next season.

“They’ll fight to the end to try and reach that objective.”

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