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The Threat Gattuso Made To Hachim Mastour Is The Most Gattuso Thing Ever

The Threat Gattuso Made To Hachim Mastour Is The Most Gattuso Thing Ever

Gennaro Gattuso comes across as a very angry man - so angry in fact that he's more than content with threatening his own players.

Back in February 2018, Gattuso went after Hachim Mastour, the young Moroccan who moved to the Rossoneri from Reggina for a reported fee of €500,000 (£408,000) in 2012.

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But he's more known for his YouTube football freestyling videos than his actual football career and when in charge of AC Milan, Gattuso pulled no punches whatsoever when Mastour was playing for the Primavera side.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"We've talked a lot lately," Gattuso said in a presser, as per Football Italia.

"I even threatened him because he became more famous for making videos than playing, but he doesn't do that anymore because I told him I'd knock his teeth out!

"In recent months he's improved some things in training and we decided to let him play in the Primavera.

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"He needs to play consistently, because we can see he's lost some match sharpness. I've noticed a few improvements though."

Sadly Gattuso's words of wisdom haven't spurred Mastour on as he never made a first-team appearance for the Rossoneri.

Still only 21, Mastour has now returned to Reggina and is playing Serie C football.

Gattuso, who is now managing Napoli, has a reputation for dishing out harsh treatment to young players.

He once gave 17-year-old defender Gabriele Bellodi a slap around around the head after he proudly held a Barcelona shirt in the air.

Bellodi had just played in a 1-0 pre-season victory over Barcelona in the International Champions Cup tournament and wanted to get a shirt to remember the special occasion.

Gattuso wasn't exactly delighted by the youngster's actions, using the classic Italian hand gesture to showcase his feelings.

You can't fault the passion of the legendary Italian. He once even put his hands on his assistant manager during a game when emotions got the better of him.

Never change, Gennaro...

Topics: Hachim Mastour, Football News, Football, AC Milan, Gennaro Gattuso, Italy

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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