Thread: Gattuso?
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Old 08-02-2011, 20:53   #2
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I agree about Gattuso giving his heart and soul. He's a great player and will go down as a legend for Milan & Italy. He's one of my favorite players and always has been. I'll never forget against Manchester United in 2007 @ San Siro when he came off the field screaming like a crazy person and grabbed Carletto's head and screamed..he was looking up at the crowd like a Gladiator...I'll never forget that.

Anyways, he's slowly losing his ability as he gets older. The answer to your question as to why he doesn't play in the CDM role is that he can't distribute the ball well enough. This is also why Juventus have criticized Felipe Melo in that role as he has admitted he doesn't pass well but you must in that position.

Gattuso is best on the outside as he liked to defend or help defend a team's best wide player. He shutdown Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007 Champions League Semifinal. Also, he always has a lot of stamina, therefore he was always left in a free role to roam and run around and close down the opposition in various locations on the field. A natural CDM is generally tactically sound, and stays in the "Stopper" role right in front of the CB's.

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