MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10: Krzysztof Piatek (2nd L) of AC Milan celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Cagliari at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 10, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Gennaro Gattuso is impressed with AC Milan’s current brand of football and went on to praise the team after their win over Cagliari.

With fellow top-four rivals securing wins prior to their clash, Milan knew anything less than a victory will see them in the seventh position

However, Gattuso’s men responded with an emphatic 3-0 win thanks to a Luca Ceppitelli own goal, followed by strikes from new boys Lucas Paquetá and Krzysztof Piatek to complete the rout.

“We did well tonight, played good football and could’ve had more goals. I didn’t like the attitude of the midfielders in the first half, as we weren’t taking enough control,” the Coach told Football Italia via Sky.

“I’ve liked our performances for a while and said we needed to get both phases right, attacking and defending. We were fortunate today.

“Now it’s about hunger, the desire to work together as a unit. I don’t want to hear ‘I’ from anyone, it’s about ‘us.’

“For many years we’ve reached the spring and Milan have been outside the race for the Champions League, but we need to break that trend and fight hard to be in a strong position when the final weeks arrive.

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The former Rossoneri midfielder praised Calhanoglu for his effort on the flanks and his impact on the game.

“I expect more from Hakan Calhanoglu because he has remarkable technique, but then you have to look at how much he runs, the distance he travels and the work-rate. I think he is unfairly maligned, I like the way he interprets that role.

“He’s not a real winger, I know that, but he can unite the midfield with the attack and give a lot of quality to the side.”

Milan will face fellow top-four rivals Atalanta in their next encounter on Saturday.