AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso has recalled Riccardo Montolivo for their clash with Udinese due to an injury crisis.
Gattuso denied rumours of a personality clash.
He stated: “What irritates me the most is this sort of gossip. Montolivo has never been frozen out, he always trained with the team and then I make my choices.
“The club knows what I think, so if he was called up today, it’s because there are so many injuries. If he proves himself ready, then I don’t close the door on anyone. I had no problem with Montolivo, I simply had to make some choices.
“When you manage to win three or four in a row, it helps your confidence to grow. This team is eager to work hard and we’ve got to ensure we don’t let the momentum slip from our fingers. Mistakes can happen, but we mustn’t get frightened when something goes wrong.”