Journalist Luca Serafini has reminded AC Milan not to forget that their primary mission between now and June is to secure a top four finish.
The Champions League run so far has everybody dreaming as the Rossoneri finished second in a challenging group and beat Spurs 1-0 on aggregate over two legs to book a spot among the top eight teams in the competition for the first time since 2011-12.
In the meantime Milan have struggled pretty much everywhere else. A run of seven games without a win to begin the year saw the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa all fade away, while the team slipped out of the top four.
Luca Serafini has written his weekly column for MilanNews and in it he admits the European nights have a certain kind of grandeur, but acknowledged the need to make sure they can be repeated next season.
“Now the imbalance between the roller coaster of the league season and the exciting journey in the Champions League must be smoothed out: in fact, to return to play in the European competition that counts, Serie A is more important than the Champions League itself,” he said.
“I am very happy that the new generation, today’s twenty-year-old Milan fans, are learning about European vibrations, heartbeats and emotions.
“But. But. But… Memory lapses like in Florence mustn’t happen again until June, in order not to risk giving way to a team less equipped and perhaps less deserving, but more consistent in this spring sprint. In fact, to relive those emotions, it is essential to go back there.”