Hakan Calhanoglu has insisted that there is enough quality in the current AC Milan squad to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
The Rossoneri host the Giallorossi on Sunday night looking to build on a dominant and ruthless performance on the south coast against Lecce, a game they won 4-1 thanks to goals from Samu Castillejo, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao.
Milan are currently nine points behind Roma in the standings at present with the capital club having not totally given up on hopes of catching Atalanta in fourth, who are six points ahead.
Calhanoglu had a hand to play in all four of Milan’s goals against Lecce on Monday as he bagged two assists, plus it was his shot who was spilled for Giacomo Bonaventura to make it 2-1. You can see the highlights of his performance here.
The Turkey international was interviewed by SportMediaset on Friday and discussed the current state of affairs at Milan.
“I always believe in my team-mates, we are a young team, only Ibra has a lot of experience, but in this team there is a lot of quality, I have always believed in it,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Our goal is certainly to get into the Europa League, we watch game after game. We play every 2/3 days, we have to recover well. Mentally we have to stay strong. ”
On the tight schedule: “You have to stay strong in the head, it is difficult to play in this heat, this is one of the few problems, because playing in this weather is not easy.”