Gattuso wants Milan players to raise the bar against Juve

Gennaro Gattuso has urged Milan players to step up their game when they face Juventus in the Supercoppa.

Much of the Press conference was dominated by questions about Gonzalo Higuain but the tactician buttressed on the need to raise the bar against their rivals and gave an insight on the team list.

“Paquetá is in good shape, he is available and did some good things in the Coppa Italia. He can improve a huge amount and we’ll see if he starts tomorrow or not.” He said via Football Italia.

“I felt the tension more as a player than a Coach. It’s completely different. We are up against a side that has been dominant in Italy and Europe for eight years, they know how to play for trophies, but it’s important for us to be here and feel this experience too.

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“We’ve got to play our game with a relaxed approach, because the strongest team doesn’t always win in a one-off match. We want to see a great performance to beat Juve tomorrow, we’re well aware of that.

“I am a man who often follows his instinct and for the last five years in this profession, my focus has been on being as credible as possible in the eyes of my players. I say with great honesty, I am not thinking of myself, but what this game can represent for my players.

“I want to help them realise we can do it, we can raise the bar and push through the limits. I don’t want to see us panic or fall apart at the first error.

“I don’t want to see a repeat of Olympiacos, a game we had in our grasp and threw it away. At the first error, we lose all our confidence. It has been happening to Milan for a long time, even before I got here, and I want to see this team maintain its courage.”


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