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The club's former head coach expects the San Siro outfit to improve and focus on their European duties, and is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Serie A campaign

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says AC Milan will be keen to improve in the Champions League in the 2011-12 season after their disappointing European campaign last term.

AC Milan were eliminated by Tottenham in the first knock-out round last season and Ancelotti believes Massimiliano Allegri's men will be desperate to perform better this year.

"Milan are a team that really impressed last year in Serie A. They did a great job in Allegri's first year in charge and I expect them to be fired up to do well in the Champions League this season. They have a great history in the tournament and will want to do better than in 2010-11," Ancelotti said to La Repubblica.

Ancelotti then went on to discuss the upcoming league season, believing that the title race is wide open, and is curious as to what to expect of Napoli, Roma and Juventus.

He added: "It will be a very exciting championship. It will be interesting to see how Juventus and Roma will do after strengthening their teams. Napoli could play a role again as well. It will not be two-horse race between Milan and Inter, although Inter are still a very competitive team."

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