Davide Calabria is confident ‘there are no better teams than Milan in Italy’ after their 3-2 victory away to Atalanta, as they are clearly targeting the Scudetto.
The Rossoneri have 19 points after seven rounds, their best start since the title-winning 2003-04 campaign, only two points behind leaders Napoli.
“There are many strong sides in Italy, but in my view, there are no better teams than Milan in Italy,” Calabria told DAZN.
He opened the scoring in Bergamo after just 28 seconds, followed by Sandro Tonali and Rafael Leao strikes.
Atalanta made a late comeback with a Duvan Zapata penalty and Mario Pasalic tap-in.
“We have to focus on ourselves and continue to believe we are the best. There are games and moments that change throughout the season, but we’ve got to keep riding the positive wave while we’re here. Then we’ll see what happens.”
Coach Stefano Pioli has transformed the side that lost 5-0 to Atalanta in December 2019.
“He gives us faith, he has a clear idea of football that allows all of us to give our best. Intensity is the most important characteristic, as we can keep up the tempo for the whole match and that high press is really bringing results,” added Calabria.
He has been called up to the Italy squad to replace Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi, who pulled out through injury.
Italy will play Spain in the Nations League semi-final on October 6.
Calabria a DAZN: “Secondo me non c’è nessuna squadra in Italia più forte del Milan” https://t.co/u6P7tmmsIu
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