Gattuso also said that the atmosphere in the Milan dressing room was not what it had been, and implied that the younger players did not listen to or have enough respect for their older colleagues. A revelation that is, of course, open to several interpretations in view of the hierarchical nature of football dressing rooms. I suspect that Stefan El Shaarawy, due to make his debut for Italy this evening, may have been one of Gattuso's targets. His comments were probably intended also to make the ears of coach Massimiliano Allegri burn.
In all the years I've followed my ACM, this is the year we think that the club is making something sensible, normal and sane in decissions. We get an offer for Silva which is insane in sum and of course we sell him, we get an offer for a 30+year forward which is insane for someone on the end of his career, and we accept it, of course, instead we focus on the young players. I've dreamt about this more than ten years. I've dreamt about this day. No more spending every dime on a Rivaldo, Robinho, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho. Thank God! Now we're paying attention to the players from the youth team, like we did when we introduced a 16 year old Maldini or an under 20 year old Baresi to the world.
Your "reports" are old players in disagreement with younger. It's something normal when players born 1968 are replaced with players born 1986, What Milan have done this year is a minor new revolution. Maybe!? I so hope it will be, I think it will be. We don't follow PSG, Man City, Chelsea or Shavshinshiknu Bullshit Gazprom Kazakstan FC who pay a billion for a player. We sold our off, but we are Milan. WE ARE MILAN! We introduce stars to the world. We make Milanista.
Pietro Paolo Virdis. i don't understand your problem. I wasn't making a full frontal assault on Milan and all they stand for. I was merely trying to throw a little more light on the reasons that might have led to Gattuso's departure. My post was based on an interview he gave to the Italian press, and I inferred that El Shaarawy might be his target because he seems very self-confident for a player yet to celebrate his 20th birthday. As for who is right, it depends. If the younger players are disrespectful to their older colleagues, they are wrong. But if they are reacting to bullying they are right. I opt for the latter interpretation, but it is only an opinion.