Thursday January 28 2016
‘Milan aiming for Europa League’

Joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi scales back Milan’s objectives - “we have to be honest with the fans, the target is the Europa League”.

The Rossoneri are currently sixth in Serie A, eight points away from the final Champions League qualification place.

“We have to be honest and direct with the fans,” Berlusconi said in a Press conference ahead of this weekend’s derby with Inter.

“The target is the Europa League, we think we can do it and next year get into the Champions League, the natural habitat of Milan.

“We’ve spent a lot of money in the transfer market, the team is solid.

“We constantly appeal to the fans for peace, we believe we’ve acted for the good of the team and the fans.

“I hope this is a game which won’t bring protests, it doesn’t help to work with tension. I hope everything goes in the best and the team gives their all.”

As daughter of club President Silvio Berlusconi, Barbara was also asked for her thoughts on the potential investment of Bee Taechaubol.

“As a Fininvest shareholder I’ve been trying to maintain a neutral stance between the two parties.

“The sale is in deadlock at the moment, we hope that the negotiations can be concluded in one way or another.

“My position is one of distance and respect, the club is moving forward with many projects.”