Introducing EL home clash against Olympiakos, AC Milan attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura stated: "In the past, AC Milan have always been a key name in Europe; therefore, it's mandatory for us to do everything, to return to the great levels of the past. This season we will try to do better than last year, we are stronger and have more experience. I always try to give the best of me. Maybe Italian players are underrated in comparison to foreign ones, I always try to improve. Contract renewal? We have not talked about it yet, I will think about it with the club when the right time comes.
Coach Gattuso brought back the enthusiasm for us, as well as a beautiful atmosphere. Since he arrived, he made all the players here rise to their top. Including myself. This is probably the strongest AC Milan in recent years, the quality of the team has risen and as a result, the level of the individual players has also increased. I can be very proactive in the attacking position. I like it, and I enjoy it. Playing with only one striker, the coach asks us midfielders to cover the area.
We must not be over-enthusiastic for the victory at Sassuolo, though it certainly helps us to plan the match again Olympiakos with a joyful mindset. We have started scoring again and our gameplay is back, but we always need balance. Both when we lose and when we win".