With Milan players crowing about their alleged superior technical skills, John Arne Riise has hit back insisting that the reds can both not only play the technical game, but out-smart Milan at the physical stuff too.
“I heard that they think they are the more tactical and we are the more physical side, but we can play football too,” he said. “But they know we are strong and physical and we will use that to our advantage. They hate playing against those sort of teams.
“They looked like they struggled against the physical aspect when they played Bayern Munich earlier in the competition, but it is not something they enjoy facing.”
Riise laughed off the suggestions that Milan are almost certainties to lift the trophy, according to many in the press.
“We don’t really care what people say, we deserve to be in the final,” he said. “When they played against United their full backs were almost like strikers or wingers because United gave them space. The way we play is quite compact and it will be hard work for their full backs and wingers to get through.
“If they still attack us that way we will find space to hurt them. We have got the next few days to find their weakness-es and exploit them.”