Nikola Kalinic has linked his abysmal spell in Milan to injuries and arriving late to the club.
Kalinic struggled to deliver in Milan with only six goals to his name despite joining the team as one of the most expensive signings in the summer of 2017.
The Croatia striker has since made a switch to Atletico Madrid, although he made it clear he had no ill-feeling towards Milan.
“For me, it was difficult,” he told AS.
“I couldn’t do pre-season with the team. I was training alone in Split, waiting for the transfer to happen.
“I arrived once the season had started. Then I had many physical problems… Milan are a great club, who are used to winning and fighting for trophies, and want results very quickly.
“However, 11 new players had arrived and It takes time to build something. Still, I wish Milan all the best. They deserve to fight for the Champions League.
“Gattuso is amazing. Away from football, he’s someone who likes to crack a joke and have a laugh, but when he starts training or is on the field…
“He gives everything and wants everything. He presses you. He’s crazy but in a good way. He’s a great person and I think Milan will go far with him.”