Andriy Shevchenko has adulated previous AC Milan partner Gennaro Gattuso for pivoting the Rossoneri’s fortunes since supplanting Vincenzo Montella.

Milan were neglecting to achieve their potential prior in the crusade after a lot of pre-season speculation, the club acquiring any semblance of Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva.

Montella was sacked in November with Gattuso venturing up from the young group to lead the fallen monsters.


It took him a while to get some consistency in Milan’s presentations, however since the turn of the year they have been one of the frame groups in Serie An and are surrounding an European place.

Milan are presently unbeaten in 13 coordinates in all rivalries as they get ready to confront Arsenal in the Europa League last 16, and Shevchenko says it is all down to Gattuso.

“He gave them their personality back, and in addition a feeling of having a place. He needs his players to be focused and forceful: he resembled that as a player, so I’m not shocked.

“He’s somebody who won’t surrender even a millimeter. Rino’s not anxious of anything, he’s been given his shot and he’s exploiting it.

“I trust he takes Milan to the Champions League next season, regardless of whether a derby between Dynamo Kiev and Milan wouldn’t be simple for me.”