Montolivo: Barca will be tough, but…

Riccardo Montolivo says that he and his Milan teammates are eager to test themselves against Barcelona this week.

The Rossoneri play host to La Blaugrana in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 meeting as the underdogs.

“We are aware of the difficulties that we will face. But we cannot wait to take to the pitch,” commented Italian midfielder Montolivo to gathered media today.

“We are excited to measure ourselves against an opponent of the highest calibre.

“I know it's going to be tough, but if we stay focused and sacrifice ourselves, who knows what will happen.

“It will be very complicated. They will have possession. We must be vigilant throughout, be a group and impose our personality on to the team.

“Spain’s midfield is basically that of Barcelona, so the Italians will know them well.”

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