Ruud Gullit hopes Milan ‘get a end result’ towards Newcastle United within the Champions League and explains why Carlo Ancelotti is a greater coach than Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola.
The Dutch legend sat down with Playing Zone to debate the upcoming Champions League showdown at St. James’ Park.
Whereas Borussia Dortmund have already certified, the Rossoneri can solely proceed to the Spherical of 16 in the event that they beat Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain additionally lose in Germany.
“I really feel so sorry for Newcastle – the choice was unbelievable. I believe they deserve one thing out of the Champions League,” stated Gullit of that last-gasp penalty permitting PSG a 1-1 draw.
“Milan is, after all, my crew. I hope they get a end result. I don’t know what is going to occur between Newcastle and Milan. I’ve seen Milan lots this season, and I do know they’ll play. They’re an excellent crew. It’s going to be tough for Newcastle.
“I really feel sympathy for Newcastle. I assumed they had been unbelievably calm after the PSG sport, however I’m undecided if that helps! Staying silent is taken into account boring, however contesting the choice attracts criticism! I’m undecided what folks need.”
Manchester Metropolis gained the Champions League for the primary time final season, squeezing previous Inter 1-0 in a decent Last in Istanbul.
Gullit was a part of the Grande Milan underneath Arrigo Sacchi that remodeled the game and dominated world soccer within the late Nineteen Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties.
“We’re in a distinct period of soccer now, and we shouldn’t examine the Milan crew I performed in to Pep’s Man Metropolis or Barcelona. The necessary factor is, we’re a part of historical past in soccer. Let’s not overlook the good Liverpool and Ajax groups of the previous. We are able to’t examine them.
“What I like about all of those groups is how all of them performed attacking soccer. That’s what provides you trophies. Attacking groups all the time stick round in folks’s recollections.
“That’s the benefit of these nice groups – they had been all the time on the entrance foot. It’s so tough to play like that, and so they all serve for example to coaches. Attacking soccer provides you glory.”
Among the many teammates that Gullit had with that Milan squad was Ancelotti, who went on to turn into a unprecedented coach.
Ancelotti turned the primary man ever to win all 5 main European league titles and has gained extra Champions League trophies than anybody else too.
For Gullit, this places Real Madrid boss Carletto a stage above each Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola.
“I believe Ancelotti is a bit greater than Sir Alex and Pep because of the Champions Leagues he’s gained! He’s top-notch, and he’s the king of European success.
“Each Pep and Sir Alex are part of historical past, however let’s take a look at what Ancelotti has achieved. He’s the king of kings, higher than anybody else, and I’m very pleased with him.”