Veteran Maldini confident of CL success
AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini thinks the club can still salvage their disappointing season by going all the way in the Champions League.
"The Champions League has been our primary objective for many years now," said Maldini.
"Over the years we have done continuously well in this competition.
"We must give a bit more in the league. We could have done better there but, in the end, we are close to our minimum goal for the season, which is fourth place.
"However, a normal season could be transformed into an extraordinary one thanks to the Champions League dream."
He added: "Bayern are more or less the same side as they were last year and so are we.
"Last year we were doing well in the league and the same goes for this year with the exception of the derby loss to Inter.
"Because of this, I am expecting a game similar to the one last March.
"Playing the first leg at home isn't an advantage, but it isn't something to worry about either."
He continued: "We believe in ourselves, not just because of the results but because we are the only side left among the last eight that was also in the running last year.
"Two strong sides in Barcelona and Inter have gone out and the remaining sides are within our range.
"Even they have had problems in the league, like Liverpool and Bayern.
"On top of everything else, we have always done well in the Champions League."