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Gattuso warns Milan of a difficult Bologna squad

TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 28: Lorenzo De Silvestri (L) of Torino FC is tackled by Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan during the Serie A match between Torino FC and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on April 28, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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AC Milan and Bologna will play in today’s Matchday 35 of the Italian Lega Serie A, and the Rossoneri coach knows it will not be an easy game.

With Matchday 35 to be played today in the Italian Lega Serie A, AC Milan is set to play against Bologna.

But Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso has warned his players of what’s coming up ahead.

“They’re in good shape and they’ve been in impressive form since Mihajlovic’s arrival. They’re a pacey team and they’ve also changed their style of play,” Gattuso told the league’s official website.

“We must play our own game, giving 100 percent. We’ll need a strong performance to prove that we’re still alive. We need to put in a solid display tomorrow, playing with heart and desire.”

He added: “We’ve trained well, fuelled by anger. I’ve heard plenty of speculation this week. I decided on the team’s training retreat and the club supported me.”

“I didn’t want to do it but there are rules that must be respected. In times of difficulty, we all have to understand our responsibilities, grasping where we are and what shirt we’re wearing.”

“I took this decision during a difficult moment where our heads haven’t been in it. We’re going through a tricky spell and we must now put everything aside and prove ourselves out on the pitch,” he said.

“We need ambition and pride. This team has given me a lot, always looking to give their all even in the last few games. I now expect them to return to battle.”

“We need to believe in ourselves. We’ve dropped a lot of points and are no longer in fourth place,” he commented.

“There’s regret, we weren’t able to manage our advantage in the league well. It’ll be difficult, but from now on we have to be ready. We need to fight and believe right until the very end.”