Saturday May 24 2014
Berlusconi: Atleti the model

Milan CEO Barbara Berlusconi says Atletico Madrid are an example to which the Rossoneri can aspire.

Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos will tonight contest the final of the Champions League, having already won the La Liga title with scant resources in comparison to Barcelona and Real Madrid.  

Speaking to Sky Sport in Lisbon ahead of the match, Berlusconi acknowledged her side’s disappointing season and said the club were obliged to get to work as soon as possible to rectify the situation.

“Atletico have obtained great results with competitively very low expenditures,” she said.

“We have had a very disappointing season and we must get to work straight away in order to get back into the Champions League as soon as possible. The target is to be back in time for 2015-16.

“Atletico Madrid are an example of what can be achieved. They have shown that with good planning you can get important results, even against clubs with greater resources.”