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AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli: We want long Europa League run

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli says he and the players are delighted to be back in Europe.

Milan meet Celtic in their Europa League opener on Thursday night.

“We worked hard to get back into Europe and now we want to stay there," Pioli told Milan TV.

“The Europa League is an important competition, we have a very balanced and competitive group, so we are eager to start strong.

“It's natural that there are high expectations around us, and that's only right, as we are wearing a prestigious jersey of a club that is accustomed to winning.

“It's a privilege for us to have this kind of pressure, as it means we are doing well and there are many more tests we must pass. Milan always play to win, knowing that it'll be difficult every single time. We have the quality to take home the points and the more we sacrifice ourselves for the team, the more likely we'll get a result."

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