For ‘making too few goals and granting too many’ against Milan, Gennaro Gattuso was angrier with Napoli and argues that the current penalty laws are not fit for purpose.
“It was my first time to meet Milan, the club that made me a player, a man and it was an emotional moment of course.”
“Don’t ask me about the penalty, I’m not going to answer. You are the judge,” Gattuso to Sky Sport (via).
“As for handball, I can’t think of a player jumping or running behind his back, with his arms. It’s another sport. I think we’ve struck a record for handball penalties in Serie A and the rule needs to be changed. Those of us who played the sport know when you jump, you need your arms.”
“There’s been serious talk about it for two years and nothing seems to change. I do get frustrated with my players needing six or seven chances to score.”
“As we review the season’s post-COVID phase, we have the chances but are not scoring as consistently as we can. This is clear to see. In the numbers it is called a hot spot, you can see that Milan had so little scoring chances and still they both converted. We are generating so many opportunities, just not finishing off enough. This is where we intend to be stronger.”