Fabio Capello has explained what AC Milan must do if they are to stand a chance of a comeback in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Inter.
In his first five seasons as a manager, Capello won four Serie A titles with Milan as well as the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League, defeating a heavily-favoured Barcelona 4–0 in a memorable final, so it would be fair to say he knows what it takes to win.
Milan have it all to do if they are to reach the final in Istanbul however, after they lost the first leg of the semi-final on Wednesday night as Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the opening 11 minutes to give the Nerazzurri a 2-0 advantage.
Capello spoke today at the Milan Football Week event put together by La Gazzetta dello Sport, with his comments relayed by MilanNews starting with an assessment of the Euroderby.
“May Milan come together again. To see a great match, you have to hope that Milan will come back fast, attentive and concentrated and won’t concede anything to Inter. Inter are a team that don’t always pay attention to every detail,” he said.
Milan come into the game after a 2-0 loss to Spezia which further complicates the top four bid, with Inter having beaten Sassuolo 4-2.
“Pioli said it was important, now we will see the result. The problem must be solved at home: talking between the coach and the players.”
Real Madrid or Manchester City await in the final for the winner of the tie.
“City have fewer flaws than Real, but Madrid’s imagination can be dangerous.”