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Gattuso points out” temperament” as the key against Sociedad

Thu 29 October 2020 | 21:05

Gattuso :” we need to play with vehemence”

Gattuso

told Sky Sport :” “I think we played below par in terms of tempo, so we did dominate

AZ Alkmaar

, but without the necessary vehemence and therefore didn’t hurt them,

“Tomorrow we are facing a side with a strong identity, you can tell many of their players came from the youth academy. They have a low of technical quality as well as determination, so it’s a big test for us.

“Their biggest strength is their quality. In possession, they are 100 per cent Spanish, but off the ball they do something a little different, they come and press, so we have to be wary.

“It’s an advantage for us to be playing them here with no fans, but it remains a difficult match and temperament will be crucial.”

He also talked about injuries and COVID19:” “We make constant checks during the week on fatigue, diet, exercise, because we cannot afford to lose anyone at the moment.

“We need a fresh team, both physically and psychologically, keeping in mind the very difficult Serie A match with

Sassuolo

coming up at the weekend too.

“We tend to struggle against teams that are closed up, so my staff and I are examining a few different options for us to break the deadlock in those situations


source: SportMob