After reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in eleven years, AC Milan is already hoping for more.
"I think nothing is impossible. Our goal is to finish in the top four teams in Europe," said coach Stefano Pioli after the 0-0 draw in the round of 16 second leg at Tottenham Hotspur. The goalless draw was enough for the Italians because they won the first leg 1-0.
For the first time since 2012, when Milan failed in the round of the top eight teams at FC Barcelona, the former giant is back in Europe's football elite. "We never gave up. We deserve to do it," said Pioli after a tough game in London. "Can we dream now? Step by step maybe."
Disappointment for coach Conte
The performance of the guests was not spectacular, but the progress is still deserved. Which was also due to the fact that the Spurs were far too harmless offensively. In addition, the Argentine world champion Cristian Romero (77th minute) saw yellow-red for repeated foul play. Thus, their captain and superstar Harry Kane should remain without a major title this season.
Coach Antonio Conte was disappointed afterwards, but was already looking ahead. "We have to keep working and recovering for the next game," said the Italian. The league continues against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Spurs are fighting for a return to the premier class and want to defend fourth place.