"It is a Final, so it's difficult to say who is the favourite. Both clubs have a good chance of victory," he told Ole. "It is a shame for the fans that Juan Roman Riquelme is not eligible to play, but better for Milan this way, as he is a fantastic player who knows when to be decisive.

"This is the only trophy that I have not yet won in my career, so it has a very special meaning for me."