Thursday February 21 2013
Desailly: It was like 1994…

Marcel Desailly says Milan’s win over Barcelona on Wednesday reminded him of the 1994 Champions League Final victory.

Desailly scored that night as the Rossoneri beat the Spanish giants 4-0, whereas the Diavolo were happy enough with a 2-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

“I have to thank boss Massimiliano Allegri for doing an incredible job, for having that kind of discipline,” the Frenchman told Milan Channel.

“The players showed the Milan character tonight,” he added. “It reminded me of the 4-0 against Barcelona in 1994.

“Tactically and in terms of discipline, the team was perfect with the defence playing high. They pressed players off the ball and they were attentive.”

Desailly was particularly impressed with the performance of Massimo Ambrosini. “He was 17-years-old when he started at Milan and he played a captain’s game tonight.”