Gattuso concedes Roma might have deserved more from the 1-1 draw
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso admitted that Roma probably deserved a little bit more from the 1-1 draw in the Serie A on Sunday night.
Krzysztof Piatek opened the scoring for the Rossoneri in the first half but Nicolo Zaniolo equalised early in the second half to ensure that both the teams shared a point apiece.
Milan maintained their one-point advantage over Roma for the 4th spot in the Serie A but Gattuso felt that his team didn’t perform up to the mark.
“I think we played well. Roma deserved more from the first half, as we kept sterile possession, but I think we emerged in the second half and did well.
“Perhaps on points, Roma might’ve deserved more, but they are a great side with immense talent and I knew it would be difficult,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“Piatek is a player who frightens the opponents and when the passing channels open up, he makes the defenders backtrack, which creates spaces we can work in. He is in great form and helping us a lot at the moment.
“I thought our first half was very bad, while in the second we wasted many promising opportunities by making the wrong choices or passes. The spaces were there and we didn’t find them.
“Roma have quality and physicality, so we suffered a little, but I remain happy with the performance. As I said, I admit Roma probably deserved a little more, but I really liked the second half performance.
“Suso has great technique and he likes to embroider a bit rather than go for the kill, but that’s what he enjoys and it often helps him, so we can’t change his characteristics.”
They Milan players were shouting for a penalty when Suso was brought down by Aleksandar Kolarov but Gattuso didn’t exaggerate the incident.
“It’s fine. It is what it is. If they didn’t give the penalty, then it must not have been a foul.”
Gattuso embraced Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi after the final whistle.
“We shared a wonderful experience together in the World Cup in 2006. I’ve aged horribly, he looks great. I think he’s only six or seven years younger and I look like his Dad.”