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AC Milan coach Gattuso admits 'they're still not a team'

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is frustrated with what he's inherited.

Milan meet Atalanta on Sunday, with Gattuso complaining his Milan are "still not a team".

“We worked hard and had a few more hours on the training field. The problem with this team is not how it works, but we need some poison, more grit and bile," said Gattuso.

“There is experience from some of the older players, who with an extra word can fix positioning issues. At the first sign of difficulty, this squad disappears from the game. You can see it from the footage, they just lose their way.

“I was not satisfied against Verona, because every time we allow the opposition to come forward, we look ready to concede at any moment. As soon as we get stretched out, all our weaknesses are on show.

“We have to train the mentality, because physical fitness is not enough. I get the feeling my team doesn't understand the danger in some situations. On the second Verona goal, the full-backs were all pushing up, but that was my fault. It's something we need to improve, otherwise we risk another embarrassment.

“A training retreat was the least we could do after a point against Benevento and the 3-0 defeat to Verona. Some false things were written, as none of the players rebelled. If someone had, you would've been the first to know."

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