Sacchi fancies Milan chances

Arrigo Sacchi insists AC Milan should not be underestimated ahead of their Champions League last-16 clash with Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on Wednesday night.

Sacchi, the man who masterminded Milan’s successive European titles in the late 80’s, understands better than most what is required to lift the most coveted trophy on the continent.

While he fell short of suggesting that the current Milan squad had the credentials to succeed during this year’s Champions League campaign, he still feels they are a very dangerous unit.

The only club which has achieved more success than Milan in European competition is Real Madrid and Sacchi is confident that experience and winning culture will stand the team in good stead on Wednesday.

“Today Atletico are favourites, but be wary of Milan, we’re talking about a team with extensive experience in Europe,” Sacchi told Marca.

The reality is that Milan have been quite woeful during their Serie A campaign.

However, the former Rossoneri mentor also emphasised that the current squad do have the capacity to compete at this level.

“They are clearly not in a good period, but they have top players who can make the difference,” Sacchi added.

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