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AC Milan coach Gattuso admits mixed emotions after thumping Empoli

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso was happy with their second-half performance after a 3-0 win over Empoli on Friday night.

Milan ran riot after the break with Krzysztof Piatek, Franck Kessie and Samu Castillejo all scoring.

Gattuso said: “I didn't like the first half performance, as we were moving the ball around with no impact, we at most tickled Empoli rather than hurt them. I got very angry, as we were almost caught on the counter with both full-backs pushing up and that must not happen.

“We moved much better after the break and things improved considerably.

“We must get the crowd on our side and the only way to do that is by fighting for every ball. There are 13 rounds left, we must take it one game at a time and not look at the table.

“People ask about pressure, but the moment you pull on the Milan jersey or step into San Siro, that is pressure. It's true, Milan haven't been challenging for the top four at this stage of the season for a while, but we are here and want to go all the way."

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