Date: 26th May 2015 at 9:40am
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coach has admitted his side would be hurt should city rivals be awarded their place.

The Rossoblu will finish above the Blucerchiati in standings for the eighth time in 35 attempts this season, but have been refused a UEFA licence for European competition next season.

“It gives me great satisfaction to get back to the European places with this team,” the 57-year-old tactician told Gazzetta TV’s Senza Appello talkshow.

“This is a different side to the one of 2006, that was a well-oiled team and with champions like and Thiago Motta.

“It happened a little more by chance as the team was born and built over the course of the season, but this gives me even more satisfaction.

“Europa League? It would hurt a little to see take our place.

“It would be to play in it, because there a several clubs that have snubbed the competition in the past.

“I hope that our third appeal will have a different outcome, but it will not be easy.”