Milan Coach Clarence Seedorf has conceded Atletico Madrid deserved to progress from the Champions League tie between the sides.
Atletico won 4-1 at Vicente Calderon on Tuesday to claim a 5-1 victory overall and have reached the competition’s quarter-finals for the first time in 17 years.
Speaking at a Press conference after the match Seedorf, who was only appointed at San Siro in January, admitted he had no complaints over the result.
“The best team won,” the former Netherlands international said.
“All the teams left in the Champions League have a real opportunity to get to the final,” Seedorf added when asked to evaluate Atletico’s prospects.
“We have seen a good Milan against a great team. We didn’t score at home, which could have changed a lot.
“But then we saw a great goal from Diego Costa. The team reacted with courage, equalising and then we tried our best to make it 2-1.
“Atletico got the second goal before half time…that caused us a lot of damage.
“The result is fair. Atletico created a lot and Milan didn’t react.
“I have to congratulate Atletico. All the best from here.
“We’ve gone out of the Champions League to a great team who have won a deserved victory.”