Gattuso said he had left Milan because he felt like he was no longer needed by Massimiliano Allegri but now he reveals that there were other things that made him decide to leave: the dressing room situation.
Rino is now a player of Sion and he’s criticized Milan a few times already, saying it’d be hard to them to win any trophies. Gattuso still has a lot on his mind, and says he didn’t like the Milan environment last year.
“I left Milan because I didn’t enjoy being in the changing room any longer. The squad used to be easy to manage,” Gattuso told France Football in an interview which was posted today. “Due to my eye problems I couldn’t always be present at Milanello but my illness made me see things from a different perspective.
“During my last 2-3 months at Milan I saw things that I’ve never seen before in my 13 years at the club. When we had training at 9:30 many of the players came just 10 minutes before that and nobody said anything. I arrived 45 minutes before training at Milan, just to do some exercises, get a massage or just get a cup of coffee. It was a culture and a habit that came from years of experience,” continued the midfielder.
“When we had lunch at 13:00 at Milanello, then there were certain players who came 15 minutes late. To sum it up: there was a complete lack of respect for the rules at Milan during my last year at the club. It was a situation that really annoyed the older players in the Milan squad. If you spend time on criticizing players who arrive late then it takes away your energy; energy that you would use on the pitch. Nobody said anything to the players who disrespected the rules at Milan. I didn’t feel like I was Gattuso anymore.
“I didn’t feel like I was capable of handling the situation at Milan. That’s when I realized that it was time to leave Milan, even though the club had a 1-year contract ready for me. Yoann Gourcuff? He was just a kid. He went out at night a lot and always arrived late for training. Milan intervened when it was too late.”
Shocking statements from Gattuso that may also say a lot about Massimiliano Allegri. Rino claims some players did not respect the dressing room rules but no one even bothered to say something to them.