Thursday August 30 2012
Milan: 'Group is balanced'

Milan director Umberto Gandini warns their Champions League group is “very balanced” against Anderlecht, Zenit and Malaga.

The Rossoneri had a pretty soft draw in Group C, as they were among the top seeds, but will not get too over-enthusiastic.

“We have learned never to take anything for granted, especially in the Champions League,” director Gandini told Sky Sport Italia.

“This looks like a very balanced group, as the other teams are all more or less on a similar level.

“Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit look like the toughest opponents, while Malaga deserve respect for being the fourth strongest team in La Liga last season.

“Mind you, it could’ve been much worse, as there were moments during the draw when we were close to some far tougher obstacles.

“Milan are a squad who need to gain self-confidence and these types of opponents could help the squad to grow. We must face the challenges with the right attitude.

“It is a different type of Milan, but we are still Milan.”

The Rossoneri open their Champions League campaign against Anderlecht at San Siro.

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