Gennaro Gattuso: "I always want to win"

Gennaro Gattuso hits back at claims of being "the worst coach in Serie A" by highlighting his competitiveness and urging AC Milan to continue their winning run.

Gennaro Gattuso has hit back at claims that he is "the worst coach in Serie A" by highlighting his competitiveness and urging AC Milan to continue their winning run.

The Rossoneri edged into the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia by defeating city rivals Inter Milan 1-0 after extra time on Wednesday night.

Gattuso has endured a tough start to life as Milan coach, with results including a 2-2 draw against minnows Benevento and defeats to Hellas Verona and Atalanta leaving them 11th in the table.

"Perhaps I am the worst coach in Serie A but I always want to win, even playing in the garden with my son," the 39-year-old told Rai Sport after the win over Inter. "I want my lads to prove that what I saw tonight was not a fluke, then we'll take it one game at a time.

"Now there are two difficult games coming up in Serie A and we need points to climb the table. I didn't see much difference between this performance and the defeat to Atalanta. Some might call me crazy for saying that. We had the game with Verona in hand too until we conceded the first goal like dummies.

"This is a team that does well until it runs into the first hurdle and today we overcame the hurdles."

Up next for Milan is an away game at Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli25213155154066
2Juventus25212262154765
3Roma25155540192150
4Lazio25154661332849
5Inter Milan25139340211948
6Sampdoria25125844331141
7AC Milan2512583530541
8Atalanta BCAtalanta2510873729838
9Torino2581253530536
10Udinese25103123636033
11Fiorentina258893432232
12Bologna2593133138-730
13Genoa2586112125-430
14AC Chievo VeronaChievo2567122342-1925
15CagliariCagliari2574142336-1325
16SassuoloSassuolo2565141543-2823
17Crotone2556142144-2321
18SPALSPAL2538142347-2417
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2544172250-2816
20BeneventoBenevento2531211858-4010
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