Sparta Prague coach Vaclav Kotal admits Europa League group opponents Milan and Lille ‘cannot be compared with us.’
It kicks off on Thursday at 17.55 GMT at San Siro.
“In my view, both Milan and Lille cannot be compared with us. They are at a very high level and belong to top leagues,” said Kotal in his press conference.
“So while it’s true we’ve won all six of our domestic games, the most important matches are still to come.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his extraordinary form with another brace in the 3-3 draw with Roma on Monday.
“He is playing very well, fills the penalty area and is a great finisher. He’s the best.”
There are several familiar faces in the Sparta Prague squad and the coach has picked their brains.
“Of course I talked to them about Italian football, Milan and the characteristics we are going to be up against. We discussed it at length.”