Thursday March 29 2012
El Shaarawy demands perfect Milan

Milan will need to be perfect at the Camp Nou if they are to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, says Stephan El Shaarawy.

The last eight tie is currently still at 0-0 after Wednesday night’s draw at San Siro between the two European giants.

“At the Nou Camp we’ll need to play a perfect game,” the youngster noted. “They’ll attack even more at home and the wide pitch will favour them, but we can cause them problems.”

After making his Champions League debut at Arsenal in the last round, the summer signing tasted European Cup action at the Meazza for the first time.

“It was very emotional,” said the 19-year-old who replaced Robinho in the second half of last night’s game.

“I’m happy with my San Siro debut against a team such as Barcelona and I’m happy with the result too.

“I tried to create a couple of chances but I still gave 100 per cent. There was work to do out there even without the ball, but now we must think of the second leg.”

El Shaarawy, an Italian Under-21 international, is co-owned with Genoa. He’s scored four goals in 24 games across all competitions this season.

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