Antonio Conte declares his confidence in AC Milan ahead of a “good test” against Liverpool.
AC Milan coach Antonio Conte feels his team will be upbeat ahead of their Champions League opener against Liverpool.
Milan will have a tough test against Jurgen Klopp’s more experienced Reds in their first-ever visit to Anfield, having only met twice previously in Champions League finals.
After finishing second in Serie A last season, Stefano Piol’s team will compete in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season. Between 2018 and 2019, Liverpool reached back-to-back finals, eventually lifting the trophy for the sixth time against Tottenham Hotspur.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, on the other hand, believes Milan will come in Merseyside in great spirits, having won their first three league games.
In Liverpool’s match against AC Milan, Takumi Minamino will take on a new role.
He reportedly told Sky Italia, “It will be a fantastic contest and a good test.”
“The Milan fans must have faith in the team; Milan is performing well. They must be upbeat and optimistic.”
Conte was positive of the Rossoneri’s potential despite having led their rivals Inter to the league title last season.
The ex-Italian manager will be accustomed with the difficulty of visiting Anfield, having drawn both games there when in charge of Chelsea.
On Wednesday night, though, Milan will have a different challenge, as the Reds will play a European encounter under the lights in front of a sell-out crowd for the first time in 18 months.