Gennaro Gattuso believes that the form AC Milan is on is not down to his qualities as a manager.
The Milan legend took over from the sacked Vincenzo Montella and has changed the outlook of the San Siro outfit.
Milan will play Juventus in the final of the Coppa Italia, after a 5-4 win over Lazio on penalties. No goal was scored over both legs.
And Gattuso watched from the dugout, as Romagnoli scored the winning goal, after Donnarumma saved two penalties.
“I know that I drive them crazy sometimes in training, but it’s paying off and will all be worth it in the end. This is a very young side and we must get back to being the team that the fans dream of,” Gattuso told Rai Sport ahead of Sunday’s Milan derby against rivals Inter.
“It’s also important to give credit to Vincenzo Montella, as he introduced some important concepts and you can still see his desire to keep possession and move the ball cleanly.
“I want to clear this up, as I am not a great coach. I’m still in the early days, I’m not a guru of the bench and I’ve achieved nothing yet.
“At the same time, I am not the person that some seemed to think I was. People forget I’ve been working over these five years, I won a league title in Lega Pro, I had some very tough experiences in difficult circumstances abroad.
“You don’t learn this profession through books, you learn it by getting smashed in the teeth by setbacks. I’ve had some and I will have many more.
“This is a dream and I am a very lucky guy who has been given this extraordinary opportunity. If I have the chance to stay at Milan, then of course I’ll stay, because this is my home. If I can’t stay, then I’ll have some other experience.”