Friday August 9 2013
Cocu: 'PSV-Milan a great duel'

PSV Eindhoven Coach Phillip Cocu is looking forward to “a great duel” with Milan to enter the Champions League.

The first leg of the play-off will be in Holland on August 20 with the return at San Siro on August 28. Click here for the full play-off draw.

“It’s a wonderful challenge,” said Cocu in his Press conference.

“We know it’s been a tough draw and we realise we face a tall task to qualify for the Champions League. It will be a huge challenge to play against AC Milan.

“It will be a great duel and it gives us a chance to compare ourselves to a great team. I am looking forward to it.

“They are busy reshaping their squad for the next season, but I am sure several quality players will line up.

“Our target is to make sure we qualify for the Champions League. We will go for it. If you don’t believe in your chances, you might as well stay at home.”

Stephan El Shaarawy also tweeted his reaction to the draw. “PSV... very difficult challenge, but we are Milan. Respect for everyone, fear of no-one.”