The Rossoneri coach says Lazio deserved to qualify to the Coppa Italia Final after his side was simply embarrassing.
In the first leg of the Coppa Italia Semifinal played in Rome, the game between Lazio and AC Milan ended in 0-0.
But tonight, a goal on aggregate time by Joaquin Correa, ended up giving the visitors a 1-0 win to put Lazio in the Final.
And after the match, Rossoneri manager Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the press, saying he feels embarrassed by what happened tonight.
“We held out well in the first half, but after the break Lazio had three chances, we didn’t move enough off the ball,” he was quoted by Football Italia.
“It’s a difficult moment, we’re struggling and have to turn over the page, as on Sunday there is another knockout round type game against Torino.”
“We’ve got to try to understand why we are in this negative spell. Lazio deserved to quality and the fans deserved more tonight,” he continued.
“Sometimes you change just to do something different, to improve the performance, lift the team. Something isn’t working and we’ve been struggling for the last month. I don’t think it’s just physical, but also mental and tactical, as we are performing below our capabilities.
He added: “I don’t think it’s an issue of systems or individuals, but the entire team has taken steps backward. We’re playing with the handbrake on and paying a price for that. We had tried to play a life or death game today, but it didn’t work. There’s no point denying it, we were embarrassed tonight and have to look forward.
“Lazio were coming off a difficult moment too, but we made it easier for them. We’ve got a month left in the season and it is our duty to give our all, to get back on our feet.”
— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 24, 2019