AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti accepts they've received a tough draw in their UEFA Cup group.

The Rossoneri qualified for the group stage of the competition with a 4-1 aggregate win over FC Zurich in the first round.

And the Diavolo were handed an intriguing draw, as they will take on Portsmouth, Wolfsburg, Heerenveen and Braga.

"We expected a tight group and that's what happened," Ancelotti explained.

"It is tough with two teams from big Leagues like the Premier League and the Bundesliga, while the Portuguese and Dutch championships are always interesting.

"The first game in Holland will be very important. We will be looking to win the group with the final two games proving decisive against Portsmouth and Wolfsburg."