Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini seems unconvinced that his side will be able to fight for the Serie A title this season.
Vice-President Adriano Galliani insisted that the club could battle for the Scudetto after a flurry of market moves in the last week of the window.
Ambrosini, however, has told Sky Sport Italia that it may take a bit of time for the Diavolo to reach their previous heights.
“I think that it is normal for a club like Milan to have certain objectives and it is right that Galliani says as much,” the midfielder noted.
“Nevertheless, we have to take into account the reality that this squad has changed a lot since last season.
“There is something new to construct, but this should be a motivating factor and not an excuse. After all, we are not the first side to make big changes.”
The Rossoneri waved goodbye to a host of veterans at the end of their contracts in June before selling Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain.
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