Former AC Milan star Dejan Savicevic has stated his belief that the difference in quality between the Rossoneri and Barcelona is not as big as some people make it out to be, as he feels two new signings could be enough for the Serie A champions to close the gap.
The Catalans dominated play in Wednesday's Champions League Group H encounter at San Siro and cruised to a 3-2 away win, but Savicevic believes things could go differently if both sides meet again in a later stage of the tournament.
"AC Milan do pretty well every time I see them. However, they need two new signings if they want to be of the same level as Barcelona. They need a new defender and a new midfielder," Savicevic was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"They are already very strong up front with players like Robinho, [Alexandre] Pato and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. [Kevin-Prince] Boateng is a great player, too.
"Games like the ones against Barcelona only help the team develop. I am confident that if both times meet again in the semi-finals, Barcelona could very well lose."
Barcelona secured top spot in Group H with Wednesday's win, while Milan had to settle for second position in their section.
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