Sacchi sees ‘revival’ in Italian football and believes Milan can compete against anyone

By Oliver Fisher -

Arrigo Sacci believes that AC Milan can compete against anyone in the Champions League having reached the quarter-finals of the competition.

Milan booked their place in the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2011-12 season thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory against Tottenham, with Brahim Diaz getting the only goal of the tie early in the first leg at San Siro.

Of course some daunting prospects await in the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and possible Manchester City too, but sides will not celebrate when draw against the Rossoneri having seen how well they defended against a supposedly world class attacking trio in Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski.

Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sacchi spoke about the Rossoneri’s run to the final eight of European club football’s top competition, with his comments relayed by

“In general, however, I see a revival in Italian football. Let me explain: we have three teams in the Champions League, one of which has already qualified for the quarter-finals. Well, of these three teams, at least two are strategic and not tactical in their approach and way of playing,” he began.

“I’m referring to Napoli, who are doing extraordinary things both in Italy and in Europe, and Milan, who didn’t barricade themselves in the box in London, and had four or five scoring chances in the second half. We are also understanding that gambling pays off, and above all it doesn’t cost.

“PSG have many champions and loses because they are not a collective. Now I hope that Inter will demonstrate that they are a collective in Porto and not go onto the pitch just to wait for the opponent’s mistake. Italy can take three teams to the quarter-finals, it would be a great result and then we can play against all of them. Especially Napoli and Milan.”

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        1. Napoli? They got lucky against Milan, and a lot. What are you talking about? You are more ridiculous than Sacchi, you are comparing Napoli to Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern. Dude, hahahahahahahaahahahaha.

    1. No, your comment is the bullsh!t one here boy.

      If Spurs is the one who win, you will be condemned Pioli and all Milan players like they killed your family.

      Also yes, Milan could beat anyone as long as they played well.

    2. Milan can best any1. Its calld futbol n its 11 vs 11. Guess u didn’t watch d world cup. Abi?? Meanwhile….Milan is Milan. Forza Rossoneri!!

  1. Poor article, there is nothing worldclass about Kane Son and Kulusevski. Kulusevski doesnt even come close, Son is out of form and done for more then a Year now and Kane is good but not very fast

    1. “Kane is good but not very fast”

      Go look at the stats how many goals Kane has scored in the toughest league in the world. That would give a small indication how “crucial” pace (or lack of it) really is. 🙂

  2. about time we cool down and stop with this hype.. ddint even win that match. 0-0 was the final score.
    im all for Milan winning cl again, but lets wait till the draw and then deal with whoever we get. the final is months away who knows what state the team will be then

      1. wishfull thinking. the truth is there wasnt a lot between milan and spurs in those 180 minutes. it couldve just as easily gone to them

  3. Anyone can beat anyone in CL, that is 100% correct. Stop whining and support your team. “Sempre Milan” let us know when those days of the month are past so we can try talking to you again…

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