Posted On Tuesday, 13th August 2013
Sulley Muntari expects AC Milan to play in the Group stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League by defeating PSV Eindhoven in the play-off .
The Ghana international has been influential for the Rossoneri during the pre-season and hopes next week’s encounter at the San Siro will be a fruitful venture.
“After the woodwork I hit in the States I hope that the ball will start going in for me against PSV but the important thing is to win and if my teammates score instead of me then that is just as good,” Muntari told the Milan channel.
“We are preparing a very important game for us, for our entire season because we want to play in the Champions League and this is a game that we want to win at all costs.
“I am very happy with the way things are going and how the training camp has gone this summer in the USA, this morning and yesterday also.”
The tie evokes memories of the sides’ 2004/05 semi-final which the Rossoneri won on away goals after a 3-1 second-leg loss featuring a double from Phillip Cocu (now PSV coach).
The following season the teams met in the group stage, with PSV drawing 0-0 at San Siro and winning 1-0 at home.
The first legs take place on 20/21 August, with the returns a week later.
The ten winners will join the 22 automatic entrants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the draw for which is held in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.
The losers will proceed to the UEFA Europa League group stage.