Thursday February 16 2012
Berlusconi: Milan better than Juve!

Soon to be Milan President Silvio Berlusconi insists his side are a stronger outfit than title rivals Juventus.

Berlusconi made the claim after Juve drew 0-0 at Parma, while his Rossoneri demolished Arsenal 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

“We’ve never had any doubt about retaining the Scudetto,” the former Italian Prime Minister told Sky Sport Italia.

“We are convinced that we are superior to Juventus – even if we do have respect for the excellent squad that they have.”

The Diavolo, who currently lead Serie A over Juve, put on a show last night and Berlusconi was obviously delighted with the performance.

“You have to be pleased when you win in such a manner,” continued the politician. “It was a perfect display in attack and in defence where we gave nothing away.

“Let’s hope we can put in a repeat in the return game.”

Berlusconi was also questioned about the club’s failure to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City in January.

“I didn’t want his arrival,” Berlusconi claimed. “We have excellent alternatives in attack such as Stephan El Shaarawy, who is a little champion, and Maxi Lopez.

“And let us not forget about the return of Alexandre Pato, a player who we expect a lot from.”

The Milan owner was then asked about the possibility of returning as President of the club.

“My daughter Barbara is putting pressure on me to do that,” he admitted. “I don’t think you can say no to family.”

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