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.”