Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez has said that AC Milan deserved to beat AS Roma during Friday’s Serie A showdown versus AS Roma. The Rossoneri took a first-half lead after Franck Kessie open the scoring but they were pegged back after the break by a Federico Fazio equaliser. Ultimately, the game was decided in the dying stages where Patrick Cutrone came off the bench to net a dramatic 95th-minute winner.
Meanwhile, Gattuso was more judgemental about the performance and believes there is still room for improvement after the side after the international break, he said: “There are four or five sides who have strengthened this season and we’re one of them, but I can’t talk about a turning point after two games. I’m calm because I know how these guys work, and that we still need to become a team in some areas.”
Milan were very ambitious during the previous summer where they spent more than £200m on new recruits, but that came to no avail as they were far off from making the top-four. As such, they had to sanction the sale of few first-team players to balance the financial books but they appear in a much better shape this time around with a couple of loan signings along the way. Among those, Gonzalo Higuain could be considered as the most crucial one as he should provide a genuine goalscoring threat with his impressive Serie A record over the years.