Football News: I am not a great coach but I surprised people-Gattuso

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The former AC Milan player Gennaro Gattuso believes that he is not a great coach but he has surprised many people after taking the charge of AC Milan this season.


Last night Milan won their Coppa Italia semi-final against Lazio in the Penalties, and now in the final, they will face the defending Champions Juventus.


In the two-legged Semi final both the teams (Milan and Lazio) failed to score one single goal and that took the match to Penalties, the young AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two spot kicks and the young Italian defender Alessio Romagnoli scored the winner for Milan.


Under Gattuso’s win till now AC Milan is having a wonderful run, they are 13 matches unbeaten in all competition so far, since he replaced Vincenzo Montella in November.


Ahead of this Sunday’s Milan derby, Gattuso voiced: "I know that I drive them crazy sometimes in training, but it's paying off and will all be worth it in the end. This is a very young side and we must get back to being the team that the fans dream of,"


"It's also important to give credit to Vincenzo Montella, as he introduced some important concepts and you can still see his desire to keep possession and move the ball cleanly.


"I want to clear this up, as I am not a great coach. I'm still in the early days, I'm not a guru of the bench and I've achieved nothing yet.


"At the same time, I am not the person that some seemed to think I was. People forget I’ve been working over these five years, I won a league title in Lega Pro, I had some very tough experiences in difficult circumstances abroad.


"You don't learn this profession through books, you learn it by getting smashed in the teeth by setbacks. I've had some and I will have many more.


"This is a dream and I am a very lucky guy who has been given this extraordinary opportunity. If I have the chance to stay at Milan, then of course I'll stay, because this is my home. If I can't stay, then I'll have some other experience."