Milan Manager Gennaro Gattuso warned that he will not tolerate anything less than 100% from his players.
Il Diavolo beat Chievo 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at the San Siro this afternoon as they managed without Nikola Kalinić who was excluded from the squad after poor effort levels in training.
Gattuso discussed the exclusion but also sent out a warning to the rest of the Rossoneri side.
“Tomorrow is another day and in football you cannot have any resentment. I have 25 players and the rule is the same for everyone”.
“During the two hours of training they need to put everything into it. I want to see professionalism and commitment on the pitch.
“Whoever doesn’t train well stays at home. Every match we are playing for something important, for us all matches are fundamental”.
Milan’s victory extended their unbeaten run in Serie A to ten matches but leaves them five points short of fourth placed city rivals Inter who occupy the final Champions League qualifying place.
“We have expended a lot in recent months. We know that some players are not at 100 per cent.
“We knew that we would have to suffer during the match. We were slow a lot of times, we made a lot of mistakes in trying to play out.
“At the moment we can’t make mistakes. If we want to fight for a Champions League place, draws don’t do us any good.
“We need to recover our energy and take things one game at a time”.