Allegri calls for “pro-active attitude” with Champions League place at stake.
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri wants his side to attack PSV at San Siro on Wednesday, while Phillip Cocu believes “anything could happen”.
The two sides drew 1-1 in Holland last week, leaving the tie finely poised ahead of the second leg at San Siro in a game in which the Rossoneri must win.
Much has been made of the likely boost in revenue it will hand the Serie A giants, who are waiting to qualify before entering the transfer market ahead of the upcoming deadline.
Having missed out on Adem Ljajic who looks set to join Roma, criticism is growing over the lack of the transfer activity this summer.
However, Allegri is purely focused on getting the right result on Wednesday night, and believes that his side must not be negative if they are to progress to the group stages of the Champions League.
“There should be a proactive attitude,” he told a press conference as quoted by Sky Sports.
“We know the importance of the game. We face a team that plays good football and that has created difficulties.
“In the first leg we gave a good performance and we have to think about winning this game and not conceding goals.
“They are a team that creates a lot and we can not think of doing a defensive game. We must start from the good performance in Eindhoven.”
Meanwhile, PSV coach Cocu believes his team had a good game at home despite conceding an away goal, and has faith in his players that they are ready for anything.
While he is still unsure as to what kind of approach Milan will adopt on the night, he revealed that he had watched Saturday’s defeat to Verona as he looks to mastermind a famous win in Italy.
“We are prepared for anything. I don’t know how Milan will approach the game, whether they will defend or attack. In such an important match with so much at stake, anything could happen,” he told the media as quoted by ESPN.