Gennaro Gattuso was angry and frustrated as his
Gonzalo Higuain salvaged a draw in Sardinia with his first Milan goal after Joao Pedro’s opener as the visitors struggled in the first half.
Milan manager Gattuso called his team’s showing ’embarrassing’ and said they could have been out of the game in the opening 20 minutes.
Gennaro Gattuso was angry as his AC Milan side continued their underwhelming start
‘If you go down 2-0 in this game we cannot recover it anymore. We did a lot of good, but in those 20 minutes it was a very bad game on the mental level, tactical, over everything.
‘I did not see any offensive insertion in the first half hour, that’s not good enough. The road is still long, today we went well.’
The former Milan midfielder says he finds talk that Milan could challenge Juventus for the Serie A title this season laughable, and claims they remain a work in progress.
Gattuso said: ‘I laugh when people say that we are the second or third best team. Our potential is strong, but if we do not win these games it becomes tough.
‘I do not want to throw my hands in the air, but there is still a long way to go. If we can learn to manage certain situations we can have an important season.
‘If you want to be a contender for a championship you cannot afford to have an attitude like this – and this happened last year.’