Friday August 25 2017
Montella: ‘It’s in our hands’

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella is “confident” about the Europa League - “it’s all in our hands”.

The Rossoneri were today paired with Austria Vienna, AEK Athens and Rijeka, as they make their return to European competition proper.

“Our team has opponents to be respected, who shouldn’t be underestimated,” Montella told the club’s official website.

“AEK Athens were our opponents in the Champions League in 1994-95 and 2006-07, the precedents are in our favour but it won’t be easy to beat them because they have a lot of players who know our league.

“Austria Vienna are a historic club with a very astute Coach [Thorsten Fink]. The Croatians, Rijeka, fell just short of reaching the Champions League.

“In the end it’ll all be in our hands. I’m confident.”