Milan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – July 19, 2021): Outspoken Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso on Monday regretted being unable to defend himself amid an online campaign from some Tottenham Hotspur fans on Monday. ‘accusing of being homophobic and racist.
The 2006 World Cup winner looked set to succeed José Mourinho as manager of the Premier League team before the charges.
“I had to come to terms with a story that hurt me more than any loss or suspension,” Gattuso told Il Messaggero.
“My regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to defend myself, to explain that what people were saying in England was not me.” Gattuso left Napoli at the end of last season, to join Serie A rivals Fiorentina, where he spent just three weeks before resigning after a row over strategy and signings.
“On the question of Fiorentina, it is better to leave it aside, it has been talked about too much and there is no need to add any other details,” he explained.
“Another story, however, is still open because I cannot forget, the disappointment was too great.
They described me differently from me and there was nothing they could do. “” No one wants to take notice of the danger of the web, “he continued.
“Some bad things come from Facebook and Twitter, where you can make any lie strong.
“I don’t have a profile (on social networks) and I don’t want to. Why should I be insulted for anything? “I do not understand, if I drink a bottle of wine, what is the photo reason for letting others know. Meanwhile, Gattuso said he was looking for a new opportunity.
“I will be back soon. I am waiting to start over and study, I will update myself,” he said.
“We’ll see when opportunities arise. I’m also ready for a national team, although I like the day-to-day work.” Gattuso, 43, former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder and ex-Milan coach, led Napoli to their first major trophy as a coach when they won the Italian Cup in 2020.