NEWS
Wednesday March 12 2014
Abbiati: Atleti fair & deserved winners

Christian Abbiati admitted that Atletico Madrid were ‘fair and deserved winners’ on Tuesday night.

Milan lost 4-1 last night to crash out of the Champions League at the Last 16 stage, going down 5-1 on aggregate.

And the goalkeeper has conceded that his men just weren’t at the races.

“I think Atlético are fair winners and they deserve to be quarter-finalists,” he told uefa.com.

“They have a good team and a good coach. We didn't play well [in the defeat at Udinese] at the weekend and we took another step back tonight.

“Their second goal was a pity for us as it took a deflection before dropping in.

“We now need to recharge our batteries for our next match.”