Sunday May 25 2014
Baresi: No Europe no drama

Milan legend Franco Baresi says his former side’s failure to qualify for the Europa League is far from a disaster.

The Rossoneri, despite an improved run of form in the closing weeks of the season, were only able to finish eighth in the final Serie A table.

The San Siro giants’ failure to secure continental qualification is one of the reasons for Coach Clarence Seedorf’s seemingly inevitable departure, but speaking to Forza Milan magazine the defensive icon believes it is no time for panic at the club.

“I happened to play in the UEFA Cup at times during my career, just as on others I didn’t play in Europe at all,” Baresi said.

“Obviously you always want to be in the Champions League, especially a club like Milan.

“But there are some seasons where this is not possible, it’s a shame but it’s no big drama. Instead, they should make sure they learn where they’ve gone wrong and start again next time.”

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