Maldini wants Milan to revoke their old Champions League glories
Milan proceeded to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in over a decade after a 1-0 aggregate victory over Tottenham. Milan legend urges the Rosonnerri to evoke their past European glories.
After their Wednesday goalless draw at Tottenham, Milan secured their place in the Champions League quarter-final for the first time since 2012. Milan's technical director Paolo Maldini was delighted to see his side record a continental victory of their own.
"You suffer more as a director, but your focus is different. When you're older, you're able to manage things better," he told Milan's media channels.
"I once again felt those goosebumps that were provided by the great Milan teams of the past, because it was a real achievement. I have to say that the lads deserved it.
"For some of them it was their first experience at this level, and the fans deserved it, who were there even in the bad times.
"Obviously, we can't think that we're a stable fixture in the last eight, that certainly isn't the case yet.
"However, now that we're here, we'll go for it, because you need to take these opportunities when you get them."
Asked if he prefers any team for Milan's next opponents, Maldini said: "I'd prefer to avoid an Italian team, but if all three make it through, I'll be happy for Italian football.
"At this point, we'll get whoever we get. Right now, we can't think that we're at the level of Bayern Munich, Manchester City or Real Madrid – the current European champions.
"However, if we're drawn with one of these teams, we'll go for it."
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