Former Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko believes Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are ‘unfortunate’ to be in the same group with Milan in the 2021-22 Champions League. ‘It’s the toughest group,’ he claims.
The Rossoneri have kickstarted their season with three victories over Sampdoria, Cagliari and Lazio, and the Ballon d’Or winner says he enjoys watching the team.
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “They are a lively team with great pace. A team that is pleasant to watch, plays easily and just as easily manages to build excellent actions.
He added that: “They create, play vertically, always try to control, and have many solutions. I like the team, they will be there until the end to try and win the Scudetto.”
While speaking on the Rossoneri's rivals in Serie A
The former Ukraine CT said: “Inter have changed a lot, but remain competitive and then Napoli, Roma and the usual Juventus."
“They started badly but always know how to get up. I see great balance in the league, it will be even more beautiful for this very reason,” he concluded.
Speaking on the Champions League group, Shevchenko said it's the ‘toughest of all’ groups in the competition.
Milan are drawn with Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and FC Porto in the group stage and Shevchenko said it won’t be a failure if the Diavolo won’t qualify.
He said: “Their group is the toughest of all. It’s no drama if they are eliminated, it can never be considered a failure."
He added that, “The team is competitive and has a chance to go through. And then let’s also look at it from the opponents’ side: drawing Milan in the fourth tier is unfortunate for them.
“The excitement of returning after so many years will give them an extra boost, anything can happen. Above all, it’s in games of this depth the players grow, they increase awareness, they feel stronger and stronger.
“They players have grown a lot compared to the last few seasons. They are more convinced of their strength, they are playing aggressively, pressing and creating," he said.
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