Costacurta reminisces on ‘his’ Milan team: “We felt at home in Europe”

By Ben Dixon -

This season, AC Milan could win the Europa League for the first time in their history, which could give their Champions League elimination a positive spin. Rossoneri legend Billy Costacurta has spoken about the side that he was a part of, and how the Italian sides have performed in Europe this season.

There is a chance that Milan end this season as European champions, and their chances will have increased after their extremely impressive start to 2024. However, their route will not be easy, and AS Roma will look to end their hopes of European success when the sides face off in April.

Considering there are several other strong sides left in the competition, this is where the mental strength of a side is shown, and the Diavolo will need everyone to prove they are up for competing for European success, especially if they dream of a positive Champions League campaign next season.

Costacurta reminisced on his Milan side when speaking to Corriere dello Sport and compared it to how the current Rossoneri squad are – his words have been relayed by MilanNews.

Similarities between his AC Milan and the current squad…

“I remember my AC Milan: we felt at home in Europe and thanks to the international journey we built a winning DNA. Despite their structural limitations, Roma and Milan are on this path. From their challenge will come a finalist, but Liverpool are superior and will have to be reckoned with. Leverkusen also play great football.

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“Inter missed a chance, Milan did the same against Newcastle and Dortmund, Lazio and Napoli crashed against two giants. Last year we were lucky, this year unlucky. In my opinion, however, the gap with the best has narrowed despite the worse results’.

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