Maher confident of Milan scalp

The youngster, who claims he is improving since his summer move from AZ, has urged his PSV to go all-out against the Rossoneri on Tuesday
By Thomas Dal

PSV midfielder Adam Maher has expressed his confidence that his side can beat AC Milan in their Champions League play-off clash.

The first leg on Tuesday at the Philips Stadion comes before Serie A has kicked off, while the Eredivisie is three rounds into the 2013-14 campaign, with the Eindhoven giants atop the table.

The 20-year-old is revelling in the opportunity to play against a club as big as the Rossoneri and has urged his team-mates to go all-out to knock Massimiliano Allegri's men out of the competition and make it into the group stage.

"I think it's very exciting to play against AC Milan," the 20-year-old told Goal.

"We must do everything to win it. I am confident in a good result."

Maher joined PSV for an estimated €8 million in the summer from AZ and the midfielder believes that he is improving alongside his new team-mates at the club.

"I think I'm making progress," the Dutchman added. "We feel more closely-knit in midfield and know what to expect from each other."

PSV-Milan kicks off at 20:45CET on Tuesday ahead of the return leg at San Siro on Wednesday August 28.