The Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is convinced that the team should be exiled to the camp after a heavy loss of 0:3 by Verona some days ago. Because of the poor play and performance, the Rossoneri remained without a Christmas party and were separated from their families in anticipation of a clash with Atalanta on Sunday. `We do not seem to play as a team, ` said Gattuso. - I have to deal differently with the players. Some deserve a tap on the shoulder and some slap behind the neck. Our problem is that as early as the first difficulty during a game, we disappear from the game.
`We need to train our psyche because only physical training is not enough, ` continued the coach. `I have the impression that the team does not realize how dangerous situations can be. Gattuso stressed that he had never thought of resigning, and that such information appeared to be fiction.
Before the 18th round in Italy, Milan is eighth in the standings, 18 points behind the leader Napoli.