AC Milan board member and daughter of AC Milan owner Berlusconi, Barbara Berlusconi, has said that she is extremely disappointed with the performance of her team in the second leg of the Championship League encounter with Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.
AC Milan were coming into the match after having secured a 4-0 advantage from the first leg.
This led many to believe that AC Milan already had qualified for the quarter-finals of the Championship League, but the match itself was extremely different. Arsenal managed to secure two goals early in the match, while they also scored just before half-time to go into the break with a 3-0 score.
Arsenal needed just one more goal in order to get level on the tie, although the prospect of AC Milan scoring one more goal would have eventually destroyed any hopes of Arsenal getting into the quarter-finals. AC Milan managed a quick counter-attack just before half-time, which did enough to scare Arsenal from attacking anymore in the second half. After a final few frantic minutes in the second half, AC Milan managed to get into the quarter-final draw. After the match, Barbara Berlusconi has said that she is extremely disappointed with the display.
“I’m not satisfied with the way Milan played. We did not see the real Milan. We were too afraid. My son covered his eyes with his hands during the second half and he kept saying: ‘Mom, I am afraid that they will score’,” Barbara told La Gazzetta dello Sport. Barbara Berlusconi also revealed that the San Siro will be having a major revamp in the near future, which is expected to be completed by 2015.
She has promised that the San Siro will be a destination with many restaurants, pubs, and shopping destinations that will more or less replicate the facilities at the Emirates stadium.