Sunday June 12 2011
Yepes targets 'easier' Scudetto

Mario Yepes concedes the Champions League “will be difficult, but Milan are targeting another Scudetto.”

The Colombian became an unexpected fan favourite in this title-winning campaign.

“I was always convinced that I was up to Milan's standards,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“At the start I was sad, as everyone had a chance to play except me. Adriano Galliani did well at that time, and I'm proud to have proved him right in choosing me.

“Competition is further motivation. The more important players like Philippe Mexes arrive, the higher Milan can aim.”

However, Yepes is not entirely convinced his team can succeed Barcelona in Europe.

“I think Milan should target another Scudetto, as they start the season as favourites. There are better-equipped teams in the Champions League, as everyone has to work a great deal to get close to Barcelona.”