Paolo Maldini believes Gennaro Gattuso is the right manager to take Milan back into the Champions League suggesting his quality is not in doubt.
Milan have experienced a slump in form in their chase for a Champions League ticket currently facing a four-game winless streak.
The Rossoneri will face Lazio on Saturday in the first of a double-header between the Champions League chasers this month.
And Maldini was on hand to share his thoughts on the clash.
A @MilanTV le parole di Paolo Maldini, aspettando #MilanLazio: "Abbiamo ancora tanta forza, nelle gambe e nella testa" 🎙
Paolo Maldini's reflection on the team, the state of form and the individuals ahead of Saturday's home clash v Lazio 🎙 pic.twitter.com/SOXm44Sj6Z
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“Lazio are doing well, they have quality and, like us, are playing to qualify for the Champions League,” he told Sport Mediaset.
“We’ve had highs, lows and big problems against the teams ahead of us in the table. If we get two good results against Lazio and Torino, we’d be ahead of them, even if we end up on equal points.
“The idea is to get back on track after picking up a point from four games, but we’re still up there.
“The match against Juve gave us many assurances: we’re up there physically and mentally.”
Gattuso has two years left on his contract, but a recent loss of form has fuelled speculation that Milan could look to replace the former Italy midfielder this summer…
“We’re happy with Rino and we’ve never doubted him,” assured his former teammate via Football Italia.
📸 Midweek training session: full focus on technique and tactics
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“There was never the idea of changing him. We’re convinced that he’s the right Coach for us.
“We have a very direct relationship with him and the players. Rino knows everything, he knows what we think of him and his work.”
A win for Milan will be a big boost to their ambitions for the top four places with three other teams all in the chase.