Thursday August 25 2011
Allegri: 'Ready for Barcelona'

Massimiliano Allegri realises Milan “have drawn the strongest team, but we are ready to face Barcelona” in the Champions League.

The Rossoneri begin their campaign at Camp Nou against the trophy holders, while the other sides in Group H are BATE Borisov of Belarus and Czech surprise qualifiers Viktoria Plzen.

“We have drawn the strongest team, but our group includes two teams who we are very confident against,” the Coach told Milan Channel.

“The challenge against Barcelona is fascinating and we have to prepare in order to face it as best we can.

“I think this game provides great motivation and excitement without any further input needed.

“We will certainly be in the best condition and ready to face Barcelona.”