"The Scudetto battle is uncertain," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's up to Milan to win all of their games as they have a two-point lead. They'll win the championship though.
"Their elimination from the Champions League will certainly give them a decisive push for victory in Serie A. The Rossoneri will have more mental energy for the title now.
"In 2004 we were knocked out by Deportivo after a 4-1 first leg win. That was a massive psychological shock, but we recovered by beating Empoli with a late goal. And then we won the Scudetto."