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Gattuso says he’s ‘a bit jealous’ of Barcelona’s model

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The AC Milan boss has given his view

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AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso admitted he was a bit jealous of Barcelona after watching his side beat the Liga champions in the International Champions Cup on Saturday.

A late goal from Andre Silva gave AC Milan the win in a match which Barcelona had dominated.

Youngster Riqui Puig again shone for Barcelona and Gattuso has praise for the 18-year-old as well.

“It is the actual beauty of football, it is the kind of thing you cannot copy & paste, I am a bit jealous of Barcelona’s model,” he said.

”It is something that takes years to do, it’s how they feel the game.

“He [Riqui] is a spectacular footballer.

”Even though Barcelona have players that look like kids, they touch the ball with such beauty.”

Source | Marca

Barcelona now head back to Spain to prepare for the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla on Sunday.

They’ve lost two of their three pre-season games in the US, but results aren’t too important at this stage and there are plenty of positives to take from their performances.