AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso Says He Would Rather Be Stabbed Than See Benevento’s Alberto Brignoli Ruin His Debut


AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says that he would rather have been stabbed than see Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli ruin his debut with a last-gasp equaliser on Sunday, a bold and interesting comment to say the least, according to ESPN FC.

Benevento had been beaten in their 14 previous Serie A outings since promotion to the top flight.

“I’ve seen pretty much everything in my career, and I’d dreamt about this game over and over again this week, but I would never have imagined a goal like that, not even in my dreams,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.

“Also because it would have been a dream I would never have believed.

“Certainly this burns and hurts. It would have been better to be stabbed than to concede this goal. The lads were devastated in the dressing room.”

“It couldn’t get any worse,” Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci said. “This feels like a defeat today. All that mattered was getting three points and conceding a goal like this in the 95th minute is horrible. We’ve got to take this point and move on.

“There’s always work to do and one game doesn’t change that. Now we’ve got to keep on working and making sacrifices to bounce back. We’re still lacking something, but the team are desperate to get out of this situation.”

The draw leaves Milan in eighth place in Serie A and a total of 13 points behind the top four and five behind sixth-placed Sampdoria.