Wednesday March 9 2011
Tassotti: 'Milan emergency against Spurs'

Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti feels they can get past Tottenham “even if we are in an emergency situation.”

The Rossoneri lost the first leg 1-0 on home turf and travel to White Hart Lane this evening without Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrosini, Andrea Pirlo, Pippo Inzaghi or the cup-tied Antonio Cassano, Mark Van Bommel and Urby Emanuelson.

“We need to be balanced,” said Tassotti. “As long as the game is on 0-0, it will be balanced.”

Yet Massimiliano Allegri has fielded an all-attack system with Clarence Seedorf, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alexandre Pato, Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“We do not have many midfielders at our disposal and it would certainly have been nice to bring a striker for the bench.

“We're in an emergency situation, but if we play in the Milan style, doing things the right way, then qualification is within reach.”