Sandro Tonali admits Milan’s ‘only objective this season is the Scudetto’ after a 3-2 victory away to Atalanta consolidated their best start since 2003-04.

The Rossoneri dominated in Bergamo for much of the game, having taken the lead 28 seconds in through Davide Calabria, then gone 3-0 up through Tonali and Rafael Leao.

Atalanta made a late comeback with a Duvan Zapata penalty for Junior Messias handball and Mario Pasalic tap-in, but 3-2 did not fully reflect the overall performances of the two teams.

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“Maybe after the second goal we felt a little anxious, but there was so little time left after that, so the fear didn’t last long,” Tonali told DAZN.

“We started strong after using up a lot of energy in the Champions League midweek. Perhaps we didn’t expect to have this much energy, but we gave our all and we’re happy with the performance.”

Tonali was jeered by the Atalanta supporters also because of his history with their ultimate rivals Brescia.

“It was a goal against a big club and it has a special meaning for me, so I will always remember it. If you come to Bergamo and are 3-0 up, that means you’re a top team. We’re happy.”

The last time Milan achieved 19 points in the opening seven rounds was when they won the Scudetto in 2003-04.

“I was too young, I don’t remember that. Milan’s only objective this season is the Scudetto.”

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