Thursday October 24 2013
Zapata: 'Milan gained confidence'

Cristian Zapata said Milan’s performance against Barcelona allows them to “look to the future with a lot of confidence.”

The 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday was their best showing of the season so far, despite numerous injuries.

“We played well against Barcelona and that allows us to look to the future with a lot of confidence,” Zapata told Milan Channel.

“We want to keep growing and continue on this path. We embarrassed ourselves against Caen, so the only way to make up for that is to train well and do as well as possible.”

The Rossoneri were crushed 3-0 by the French minnows in a friendly test during the international break.

“We’ve all got to work together to emerge from this situation. I think this was clear against Udinese and Barcelona, as we are working very hard.

“When things go wrong, it is down to everyone, so we are all trying to resolve the problems.”

Zapata commented on his new partnership with Matias Silvestre, who received his Milan debut in the 1-0 win over Udinese.

“I get along very well with Silvestre. He is a talented player and I think he showed that last Saturday, so he can really help us this season.”

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