PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink is confident that the Dutch champions have nothing to fear when they meet Milan in Group E.
PSV drew 0-0 at the San Siro on Matchday 3, a result which leaves both clubs in contention for a place in the knockout stages.
“Milan are one of the powerhouses in international club football – something they proved against Juve,” he said in reference to Milan’s win over Juventus at the weekend.
“We will give it a real go, hopefully with some style, and want to take something from this game. There is no point playing with four at the back against two attackers.”
The coach may sacrifice a defender to bolster the midfield, or even start with four strikers: Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, back after suspension, Jefferson Farfán, DaMarcus Beasley and Robert.
“I always said that our last game, at home to Fenerbahçe [SK], would be decisive for us, and I still believe that,” Hiddink added.
“Anything we get from this game is a bonus. Three points would be wonderful, and I’d also be happy with one.”
Like Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti looks set to go on the attack tonight.
“We normally play with three attackers, not one, and will do so again on Tuesday.”
“I don’t think there will be many changes from the team that beat Juve.
“It’s an essential game for the fate of the group,” continued Ancelotti. “We go into it with confidence high following our victory against Juve and in good spirits.
“PSV will play a possession game but we will play our own style, with the same characteristics and passion as on Saturday night. We intend to impose ourselves on this match and are very motivated – we intend to win the Champions League. However, this is a very tight group and a win could make a big difference.”
PSV have two injury worries. Brazilian central defender Alex has a knee injury but is expected to be fit. More doubtful is Ibrahim Afellay who has a groin problem.
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