Massimiliano Allegri: 'Silvio Berlusconi gives me tactical advice'

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri
© AP Photos
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri admits that club president Silvio Berlusconi regularly gives him tactical advice.

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that club president Silvio Berlusconi regularly provides his own input on first-team affairs.

Milan host Barcelona at San Siro on Wednesday in the last 16 of the Champions League, and Allegri revealed to reporters that the owner often gives his personal insight into how games should be approached.

"I have sat down and talked to the president about the game," said Allegri.

"As always, he put forward his ideas and thoughts, which are sometimes brilliant and well thought out, and they are well-received.

"I will try to put the best formation onto the pitch so we can get a good result, which is what counts."

The Italian concedes that his side will be underdogs in the tie, but has said that the seven-time European Cup winners will not lie down for the Liga leaders.

Allegri said: "Milan vs. Barcelona means we are facing the best team in the world but I do not accept that in the last two weeks everyone has been making us out to be the sacrificial lamb."

Milan finished second in Group C behind winners Malaga.

Xavi
Read Next:
Xavi wary of Milan threat
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leganes11001013
2Valencia11001013
3Athletic Bilbao00000000
4Atletico MadridAtletico00000000
5Barcelona00000000
6Celta Vigo00000000
7Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo00000000
8EibarEibar00000000
9Espanyol00000000
10Getafe00000000
11GironaGirona00000000
12Levante00000000
13Malaga00000000
14Real Betis00000000
15Real Madrid00000000
16Real Sociedad00000000
17Sevilla00000000
18Villarreal00000000
19AlavesAlaves100101-10
20Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10