AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says that he would moderately have been stabbed than see Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli destroy his debut with a last-gasp equaliser on Sunday.
Benevento had been overwhelmed of their 14 earlier Serie A outings since promotion to the highest flight in the summertime and defeat No. 15 seemed to be on the playing cards as they have been 2-1 down within the remaining minute of stoppage time.
Brignoli raced ahead to fulfill a free kick and headed dwelling to earn Benevento their first level in Serie A, with a 2-2 draw, and forestall Gattuso from making a profitable begin to life answerable for the Rossoneri.
“I’ve seen just about every part in my profession, and I might dreamt about this sport time and again this week, however I’d by no means have imagined a objective like that, not even in my desires,” Gattuso instructed Sky Sport Italia. “Additionally as a result of it could have been a dream I’d by no means have believed.
“Definitely this burns and hurts. It will have been higher to be stabbed than to concede this objective. The lads have been devastated within the dressing room.”
Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci confirmed that spirits hit a brand new low after Brignoli’s objective.
“It could not get any worse,” he instructed Sky. “This seems like a defeat at present. All that mattered was getting three factors and conceding a objective like this within the 95th minute is horrible. We have got to take this level and transfer on.
“There’s at all times work to do and one sport does not change that. Now we have to maintain on working and making sacrifices to bounce again. We’re nonetheless missing one thing, however the group are determined to get out of this case.”
The draw leaves Milan in eighth place in Serie A, 13 factors behind the highest 4 and 5 behind sixth-placed Sampdoria, who maintain the ultimate qualifying berth for Europe subsequent season and now have a sport in hand on the Rossoneri.
Milan are degree on factors with Fiorentina and Bologna, whom they welcome to the San Siro subsequent weekend.
Ben Gladwell experiences on Serie A, the Italian nationwide group and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.