Kevin-Prince Boateng convinced AC Milan will be competitive

Midfielder believes Rossoneri have a great squad this season. AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng believes that the club will be...

Midfielder believes Rossoneri have a great squad this season.

AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng believes that the club will be competitive this season and is looking forward to the Champions League play-off round.

The Rossoneri are set to face PSV in order to reach the group stages of Europe’s premier competition, and despite mixed results in pre-season Boateng believes that the players will be ready for the first leg on August 20.

“We are working well and the team is getting stronger every day,” he told topmercato.com as reported by Football Italia.

Milan finished third in Serie A last season and as a result must face the prospect of a play-off to qualify for the actual tournament.

After their difficulties at the beginning of last season, Boateng envisages a much brighter and more successful future at the club as they continue to invest in building a young and talented squad.

“Milan will fight for the top spots this term. Our team is solid and I am convinced we’ll at least finish on the podium.”

“Many people think we are not as competitive as in the past, but they are wrong. Alright, there are fewer marquee names, but still players of great talent like Stephan El Shaarawy, Mario Balotelli and Riccardo Montolivo, for example. You can be sure, Milan will be up there,” he added.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth star then went on discuss his role at the club, and suggested that he has much to improve on a personal level as he continues to be deployed as a trequartista.

With Riccardo Saponara expected to claim the position this season depending on form and fitness, Boateng could revert back to a midfielder, however he is confident that he can be a success further up the pitch.

“I have changed my style of play recently. Before coming to Milan I was primarily a defensive midfielder, but in Italy I have become a trequartista. I know I still have to improve in certain respects, such as my finishing, but I’m working on it,” he concluded.

Milan will face PSV at the Philips Stadion on August 20, before the return leg at San Siro on August 28 comes after the opening match of the Serie A season against Hellas Verona.

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