Gennaro Gattuso has slammed his AC Milan side for their weak mentality in the 2-0 loss to Rijeka in the Europa League.
The Rojiblancos produced a forgettable showing against the Croatians, and could not manage a single shot on target.
Rijeka scored on either side of the break and even though Milan made it to the last 32 as table toppers, Gattuso is quite displeased.
And the former Milan midfielder is concerned by what he has seen since replacing the sacked Vincenzo Montella.
“I get the feeling that when something negative happens, the team just disappears and we need to work on that,” Gattuso told reporters at his post-match press conference.
“We have got to change direction, because we are going nowhere like this.
“When you wear the Milan jersey, you need to respect it. All this really hurts me. We did not come here to lose.
“When we get a punch in the teeth, I get the feeling we never recover.
“We were embarrassing and the absence of some first-choice players should not be an excuse.”