Chelsea’s on loan star Tiemoue Bakayoko has reported told head coach Gennaro Gattuso to “f*** off” during AC Milan 2-1 triumph over Bologna in Monday night football.
The 24-year-old midfielder was in a dispute with the Milan’s manager last week right after reaching the training ground in an hour late which saw him named as a substitute for the AC Milan’s game at the San Siro.
25 minutes into the game against Bologna, midfielder Lucas Biglia succumbed to an injury prompting Gattuso to command Bakayoko for a warm-up in order to get in the game. But after an eight minute long warm-up, Bakayoko was seen to be returning to the Milan’s bench telling his club manager he will not play.
The exchange between the manager and player was picked up by Italian cameras claiming that the French midfielder says “f*** off” to Gattuso as he retreat to his space on the bench.
Speaking about this, Gattuso said at the Press conference:
“At the end of the game, I was talking to my staff. This game reminded me a lot of the Milan-Spal game from back in December.
“Retreat? Well tonight I saw a certain determination that wasn’t there in other games. We have to play better that’s for sure but we got the three points and that’s what we needed.
“San Siro? The fans always cheered us on which is great. Bakayoko situation? I told him to come on and it took him eight minutes to prepare himself.
“Today the only thing that mattered was the game and the three points. Tomorrow I will meet Bakayoko face to face and we will talk about what happened.
“He seems to like to talk face to face and I enjoy it too so let’s see. The team played and fought hard tonight so compliments to them.
“Derby? After this loss we have really struggled, it’s important to put it behind us. Injuries? We will evaluate this in the coming days or weeks. We have a strong roster with a lot of quality, we know that we can do better”
Here’s a Youtube video of the exchange: