Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Milan's Dida confessions

Brazilian keeper Dida has high expectations for the next season. That's why he insists AC Milan are still pushing for a Champions League berth despite their poor Serie A campaign so far.

Indeed, the Italian team is currently 12th in the Italian top flight, having started the season with an eight-point deduction in the wake of the match-fixing scandal that rocked Serie A earlier this season.

Despite those grim facts, run of seven league games without defeat, including back-to-back wins prior to the winter break, has seen AC Milan move to within just six points of fourth-placed Catania.

Maybe that is the reason why Dida told Brazilian television network: "Obviously, we had an irregular start to the league, but we will improve our performance in 2007.

"I'm sure that our main objective this season is to qualify for the Champions League."

IT's also important to say that the goalkeeper, currently sidelined with a knee injury, also admitted he was keen to return to the national team despite announcing his international retirement following Brazil's failure to retain the World Cup in Germany.

"In fact, I am working to fulfil the objective of returning to the Brazilian team," he admitted.