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The experienced defender is optimistic about his side's chances of making it to the Champions League proper, insisting they will be prepared to face the Eindhoven outfit

Cristian Zaccardo is confident that AC Milan have what it takes to reach the group stages of the Champions League at the expense of PSV.

The San Siro side's domestic season has yet to kick off, whereas the Dutch outfit are two games into their Eredivisie campaign and have impressed so far with a relatively young side.

However, Zaccardo has insisted that Milan will be more than ready for the two-legged tie.

"We've done a lot of work and we are ready for these crucial games," he told Milan Channel.

"We know PSV and from Friday onwards we will start to prepare for the match in every little detail. We will take advantage of these days before the match.

"They may be physically better because they have already started the Dutch league but we are Milan and we have good and experienced players.

"It will be a good tie. Both teams are very good, but this is an important step for us and we have to go through."

The first leg takes place in Eindhoven on August 20.

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