Leao Rallies Milan: “We Want to Win Champions League”

Rafael Leao put up yet another grandstand performance at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Victor Osimhen’s stoppage-time equalizer was of little help, as the Rossoneri mustered a 2-1 aggregate win in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals to seal a first last-four appearance in over 15 years.

Leao spoke to Mediaset Infinity (via MilanNews) after the game and shared his desire of lifting the UCL trophy.

“I want to keep dreaming, higher up, like all the players at Milan we want to win the Champions League and we’re one step away. We have to try until the end.”

Before tapping in a goal from Leao’s assist, Olivier Giroud missed a penalty. The Portuguese winger was quizzed on whether he could step up in the future.

“I’m learning.”

Leao was then asked if he could be what Ruud Gullit was for Milan before the turn of the century.

“I’m happy to be here. I’m proud to defend this shirt. There are no words for those who work with me. Last year I had a good season in the league and I wanted to show it again this year in the Champions League.”

The aggregate victory means Milan have now reached the UCL finals for the seventh time in their history, and for the first time since winning the competition in 2006/07.

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