Tuesday October 23 2012
Milan still have quality, say Malaga

Malaga are full of respect for Milan ahead of their Champions League game – despite the Italian club’s troubles.

The Rossoneri are actually in relegation trouble at home after losing five of their first eight Serie A games of the season.

However, three of Manuel Pellegrini’s boys are wary of the quality in the Diavolo set-up.

“Although they are having a bad time Milan are still an historic club and we must show them all the respect in the world,” Ignacio Camacho Camacho stated ahead of Wednesday's game.

“Italian teams play a more tactical game and they have some great footballers such as Bojan, who is doing very well.”

Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero stated: “We need to play well and maintain respect for an opponent with such a long history as Milan.

“It is an historic match so there will be lots of motivation, but there will be no fear as playing against great teams motivates everyone,” he continued.

“When we qualified for the Champions League we thought of doing well in the competition, not just taking part, and now we are thinking of reaching the next stage, which hopefully we will do by finishing first or second.”

Sergio Paulo Barbosa, known as Duda, mirrored the views of Camacho and Caballero.

“Maybe they are not at their best right now, but they still have great players and a great squad,” the Portuguese midfielder noted.

“They are a very tough opponent and will not make it easy, so we will have to be at our very best. If we win we have a great chance of getting into the last 16, although there is still a lot to play for.

“However, it is Milan who will be under the greater pressure, the same as the other two teams in the group who have not got the points they would have liked.”