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Gattuso admits AC Milan still have progress to make

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AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that they must still progress even further if they are to truly challenge the top sides for the Serie A title

The Rossoneri met title-challengers Napoli for a league encounter at the San Siro on Sunday and were able to hold Maurizio Sarri’s side to a goalless draw due to the heroics of Gianluigi Donnarumma, who pulled off a remarkable save from Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage-time.

The result marked Milan’s third consecutive draw in the Serie A with Gattuso’s side having had a challenging month with matches against Napoli, rivals Inter and league leaders Juventus.

Yet, while they proved themselves capable of holding their own against the top sides, Gattuso acknowledged that Milan still have to make further progress f they are to be truly capable of mounting a challenge at the top.

“In the last four matches, we have faced Juventus and Napoli and we are still far from them,” said the Italian, according to the club website.

“However, we stood up, played offensive football and took our risks against them, which is positive.

“Suso and [Hakan] Calhanoglu worked hard to close their spaces making it difficult for them to pass the ball forward.

“Sometimes I ask my attacking players too much. We played well but we still have to raise the bar.”