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Wednesday March 9 2011
Dawson: 'Milan forced Spurs back'

Tottenham stars Michael Dawson and Peter Crouch acknowledge Milan “forced us to sit back” in a tense second leg.

Spurs are notorious for their attacking approach and had won all their Champions League home games, but were fortunate to escape with a goalless draw at White Hart Lane, beating the Rossoneri 1-0 on aggregate.

“Winning ugly? Definitely. The first half performance was back to walls, but we worked our socks off. Same in the second half. Look at it now, it's rocking,” Dawson told ITV.

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Wednesday March 9 2011
Redknapp: 'Milan made Tottenham work'

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp concedes “Milan made it difficult for us to get near them with that fantastic ability in their team.”

The 1-0 first leg victory proved crucial, as the Rossoneri dominated at White Hart Lane, but were unable to break the deadlock.

“It's a great night for the players, the fans and everyone. We're delighted,” he told ITV.

“It was hard work out there tonight, Milan are a good side and you can see why they're a great club with the tradition of winning the Champions League.

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Wednesday March 9 2011
Flamini: 'We dominated Spurs'

Mathieu Flamini was “sad” at Milan's Champions League exit. “We spent the entire match in Tottenham's half.”

The Rossoneri dominated at White Hart Lane, but were unable to recover from their 1-0 first leg defeat.

“We were here to earn qualification and it did not arrive, so we are sad, as we gave our all and the goal did not come,” said the midfielder.

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Wednesday March 9 2011
Ibra: 'Milan were the better team'

“Over two legs Tottenham had one shot on goal and scored,” said Zlatan Ibrahimovic. “The best team doesn't always win.”

Milan exited the Champions League with their heads held high after having by far the better of the play at White Hart Lane, but went out 1-0 on aggregate.

“We played well, but didn't get the goal, which was the only thing we were lacking this evening,” said the Swede.

“Over two legs Tottenham had one shot on goal and scored. The best team doesn't always win.

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Wednesday March 9 2011
Pato: 'Milan dominated in London'

Alexandre Pato feels “it is tough to go out like this after dominating the game” at White Hart Lane.

Milan had by far the better chances and possession, but couldn't overturn their 1-0 first leg defeat against Tottenham.

“It is tough to go out like this after dominating the game and doing so well,” said ‘The Duck.'

“What we needed was a goal and we didn't get it. We played well, but without the scoreline, it's all irrelevant in the end.

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Tuesday March 8 2011
Boateng shock Spurs comeback

“It is very probable” Kevin-Prince Boateng will be on the pitch against Tottenham tomorrow, said Milan chief Adriano Galliani.

The Ghana international was thought to be out of action after limping off at half-time during Saturday's 1-0 win at Juventus.

He was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, but is making a remarkable recovery and trained with his teammates today.

“I was not at Milanello this morning, but from the news I hear, it is very probable Boateng will be on the field tomorrow,” revealed Vice-President Galliani.

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Tuesday March 8 2011
Allegri has Boateng quandary

Max Allegri hints that Kevin-Prince Boateng “has a good chance of starting” at White Hart Lane tomorrow, “but the formation depends on him.”

Milan have to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat to Tottenham and thought they'd be without the Ghana international when he limped off with a sprained knee during Saturday's win at Juventus.

“Boateng has one more night to go and we have to see how he's feeling tomorrow morning, but he has a good chance of starting,” said the Coach in his pre-match Press conference.

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Monday March 7 2011
Bale fit for Milan tie

Tottenham have received a boost ahead of Milan's visit to White Hart Lane this week, as Gareth Bale appears to be fit again.

The Wales international played the last 20 minutes of Spurs' 3-3 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Sunday.

Milan have reason to fear Bale after he scored a hat-trick against Inter at San Siro in the Champions League earlier this season.

A bad back kept Baloe out of the first leg of Tottenham's second round clash with Milan last month, but the Premier League outfit still won 1-0.

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Monday March 7 2011
Allegri: Spurs aren't the elite

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri says that while Tottenham play great football, they still aren't among the elite in Europe.

The Serie A leaders travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday in an effort to overturn the 1-0 defeat they suffered in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie last month.

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Monday March 7 2011
Robinho: We'll beat Spurs

Milan ace Robinho is convinced that his side can beat Tottenham in the Champions League this week.

The Rossoneri arrive for Wednesday's White Hart Lane clash a goal down after their 1-0 San Siro reverse.

"I honestly believe we can win in England," he told UEFA.com. "Our goal is to comeback from England having qualified for the next round of the Champions League."

Milan were pretty disappointing against Spurs last month and Robinho has called for more focus from his teammates.

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