Gennaro Gattuso has won the World Cup and Champions League. "That’ll teach those who say Italian football is in crisis!"
The battling Milan midfielder proved a key figure in both tournaments and wasted no time in answering his critics. "That’ll teach those who say Italian football is in crisis! In one year we have won the World Cup and the Champions League. Some crisis, eh?"
The Rossoneri beat Liverpool 2-1 in Athens with a brace from World Cup winner Pippo Inzaghi to take the trophy for the second time in five years.
However, Gattuso does not see this as wiping away the agony of their Final lost to the Reds in Istanbul two years ago.
"That defeat will remain with us for all our lives. This is another trophy. Today we are celebrating and Liverpool are crying, the same way we did in 2005."
Source: C4 Football Italia