European Footballer of the Year Andrii Shevchenko believes his Milan side are good enough to win the Serie A and Champions League double.
Shevchenko scored in Milan’s 2-0 Champions League, semi-final, first leg win over PSV Eindhoven – a result which makes them significant favourites to reach the final in Istanbul.
“None of us have any intention of giving up anything to anyone,” said Shevchenko .
“After Tuesday’s win we have real hope of getting to the final but that doesn’t mean there is any desire to hand the title over to Juventus.
“It is stressful. In this period every game is decisive and we cannot make an error. That inevitably makes it tough for us mentally.
“In that sense, having to fight away in Serie A and the Champions League does put us at a disadvantage with our rivals,” he said.
“It is not easy playing every three days but when you know that you can win on every front that fires you up and gives you the motivation to rise above every opponent,” added the Ukrainian.
Milan face Juventus, their only challengers in the title race, on May 8 at the San Siro but Shevchenko admitted he had not given thaat game any thought.
“First we have to focus on the trip to Fiorentina – that will be a very tricky game. It is just as important that we get results out of that game and the games after the Juve match,” he said.
The last team to win the domestic and European double was the Milan side coached by current Juventus boss Fabio Capello in 1994. Inter also achieved the feat, in 1965.