Gennaro Gattuso urges AC Milan to remain focused in top four pursuit

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has urged his players to remain focused on the forthcoming matches as the club seek to push for a top four finish to the season. The Rossoneri have been lingering around the Champions League positions in the past few months but they are currently trailing fourth-placed Lazio by two points with a game in hand.

Speaking in a press conference, Gattuso highlighted that the club have never been in the top four running in the past few years but they have the perfect opportunity to make amends for the same. Barring Atalanta, the Rossoneri have four of the next five matches against teams in the bottom half of the standings but Gattuso has stressed that the squad must face each opposition with the same concentration and desire.

"“For the last six or seven years, Milan have reached the spring and not even been in the running for a Champions League spot“. We must take it one game at a time, but be in a strong position to go for it. Our next few fixtures might seem easy on paper, but there is nothing easy in Serie A and this'll tell us if we've matured. We “must face every game“ with concentration and desire, that’s the secret. I want to see a Milan side that doesn’t allow the opposition to attack. I’d happily win every match 1-0,” he said.

Milan are scheduled to face Cagliari at the San Siro this weekend and the faithful will be expecting the three points to propel them back to the fourth position. The Rossoneri’s main concern has come about from their restricted scoring prowess during the current campaign but their fortunes could change during the forthcoming months with winter recruit Krzysztof Piatek in the form of his life. Piatek has already netted three goals for Milan and he is currently the league’s fourth highest scorer with 14 goals on the board.