AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was delighted with the 4-0 win over SPAL.
Patrick Cutrone bagged a brace at the Stadio Mazza, along with Lucas Biglia and Fabio Borini strikes.
“We put in a good performance. The 4-0 result wasn’t unfair as such, but didn’t reflect how much we suffered when only 1-0 up,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.
“The important thing is to persevere and not think all our problems have been resolved. I reminded the team of where we were two months ago, how many issues we had and pointed out this is the start, not the finish line.
“For 15-20 minutes after taking the lead, Manuel Lazzari was torturing us and we ended up having to put Hakan Calhanoglu marking him. He caused us huge problems.
“I want Ricardo Rodriguez to give more width to the team. I want to see three or four men in the box whenever we put in a cross. I want to see the chain reaction down the right and left flanks. We’ve improved a lot and there’s a long way to go.”