Thursday, February 21, 2008

Maldini enjoyed London stalemate

Milan captain Paolo Maldini was happy after the Rossoneri’s draw with Arsenal last night as Kaka calls for the fans to make themselves felt at San Siro.

The world champions survived a couple of scares to return from London with their Champions League last 16 clash at 0-0.

Although the Gunners looked the more likely side to score, the Diavolo will fancy their chances of delivering qualification on home soil.

“We came back with a good result,” Maldini enthused. “In the return leg I’m expecting a similar game to last year against Manchester United and we can go on the attack when we need.

“Arsenal are a very young side with a group of good lads. For me, it is always good to come and play in England where there is such a sporting culture and respect for opponents.”

Kaka agrees with Milan Vice-President that fitness was a key factor, but believes that home advantage can spur his men to success at San Siro on March 4.

“We really wanted to win and perhaps we would have if we had shown a little more aggression,” the Brazilian star lamented

“But the team was tired because we ran so hard and so it wasn’t such a bad way for things to turn out.

“We need the fans to really get behind us now because we know we can do it.”

Channel 4