Milan head coach Leonardo was in upbeat mood after seeing his side produce a 3-2 Champions League win away to Real Madrid.
A long-range Andrea Pirlo strike and two goals from Alexandre Pato stunned the Bernabeu and lifted the gloom caused by a poor start to the new Serie A season.
Brazilian Leonardo, who has come under pressure following Milan’s poor start to the season, said after the win in the Spanish capital: “What can I say? The game spoke for itself.
“We approached it the best way, even with a very difficult start and conceding that goal, but the team always believed and our second half was extraordinary.
“Even after going a goal down we never thought we’d lose this game. We faced a good team, but one that suited us perfectly as opponents.
“I don’t think of my story or what will happen in future. I just think this is a moment we should frame and memorise.
“Above all it is the spirit, the determination to never give in, that is what we can rely on at Milan.”
“Beyond the choices made by the coaches, this was a victory that was achieved through the collective spirit of the squad.
“Tonight we found the right way to channel our determination, and again, this had nothing to do with my choices, and the formations I deployed on the field.
“We continued our good form against Roma here tonight, when in the second half we were able to turn things around, despite being in a very difficult situation.”