Tuesday March 12 2013
Niang: 'I was not afraid'

M’Baye Niang had the chance to turn the tie around and explained what went through his mind when he hit the upright at Camp Nou.

Milan were beaten 4-0 and went out 4-2 on aggregate, but Niang had the opportunity to make it 1-1 on the counter-attack.

“I did not feel afraid. I played the same way I do in Serie A, but I lost sharpness because you have to run so hard against Barcelona,” explained the 18-year-old striker.

“I thought about it once, but five minutes later I had forgotten it. I hoped we would score after the break, but they are a great team and after the third goal it was all much more difficult.

“The 2-0 from the first leg was not enough to say we were through. Barcelona still would’ve had to get it wrong and when they are on a night like this, they’re tough for everyone.

“Now we have to stay focused and think about the next game against Palermo.”

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