Milan President Paolo Scaroni insists the Rossoneri aim for a top-four finish and stresses that they need a new stadium to compete against clubs like Liverpool.
The Rossoneri and Inter are the Serie A table leaders with 10 points in four games. However, Scaroni insists the Diavoli’s target is not to win the title this season.
“I’m a businessman, so I don’t get any hopes or illusions,” he told Quarta Repubblica on Rete 4 as quoted by Calciomercato.com.
“I take care of the budget and with our budget, we expect Milan to qualify for the Champions League. Then, of course, if we can get something more, we’d be happy.”
Milan returned to the Champions League for the first time in eight years but lost their opening Champions League game of the season against Liverpool last week.
Scaroni wants 100 per cent capacity in stadiums from this season as, right now, Italian stadiums are only open at half capacity.
“We need 100 per cent or at least 75,” Scaroni insisted.
“We are suffering significant economic damage, and we need more people in the stadiums. In England, they are all full, the same as Austria, France and Spain, so why can’t we?
“Milan need a new stadium at San Siro,” Scaroni continued.
“Italian football needs modern stadiums that can welcome families. Clubs like Liverpool, which we faced last week, earn €100m from stadium revenues, we get €35m, how can we compete?”
The Rossoneri hold Juventus to a 1-1 stalemate at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday despite many absentees, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud and Davide Calabria.
They take to the pitch again on Wednesday as they face newly-promoted side Venezia at San Siro.
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