AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli has revealed why he is delighted to play a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night..”
AC Milan was able to leave the Theatre of Dream with a draw in their last 16 encounters with the Red Devils and Stefano admitted he was happy to face Manchester United in the last-16.
A late Simon Kjaer equaliser cancelled out Amad Diallo’s opener for United to give Milan a vital away goal.
“When I see the lads give their soul to get a good result, I can only be happy. It’s probably a result we would have accepted before the game. After it, I can say we may deserve something more, but it’s a good result.
“The team played with personality. We suffered difficult moments. We knew they have quality but this performance must boost our self-confidence,’ Pioli told Sky Sport Italia.
“When we were drawn with Manchester United I thought they were the right opponent for us.
“We are working to improve and try to win again. We want to take Milan where we belong and these are the games where you can improve,” he continued.
“We want to go all the way through and to do so we have to beat these teams.
‘Today’s result is positive but we have another tough game ahead. The job is not done. They are a great team.
‘I am satisfied. I keep repeating my players I am not training a regular group.”