Ahead of facing the Press, Clarence Seedorf has outlined Milan’s motivation to take advantage of Atletico Madrid’s weaknesses this week.
The Rossoneri host Atleti tomorrow evening in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie still in a redevelopment phase under their Dutch tactician.
Even with this and Atletico’s strong form this season to take into account, Seedorf is in a buoyant mood ahead of the midweek meeting.
“The team comes into this challenge well, against an opponent that is very well,” began the 37-year-old in his pre-Press conference chat with Milan Channel.
“There are further motivations, it is the Champions League, they are strong, in addition to it being a special evening at San Siro. But there will be so many opportunities in front of us to collect something.
“Atletico have to be respected greatly, they are a strong team, but they also have their weaknesses, which we will try to exploit. We will try to give our best, looking for the best result.
“The quality and the understanding will increase over time. The attitude has been the right one, except in the evening with Napoli [a 3-1 defeat].
“We must try to continue on our way, improving in all aspects. With great humility, the boys are trying to improve.”
Milan are celebrating the youth team winning a ninth Viareggio title under Pippo Inzaghi yesterday.
“We congratulate the Primavera, bravo Pippo! I spoke with him yesterday, congratulations to them all.
“As for us, we are on the eve on a game that will tell us many things.
“There must not be too many emotions, we want the right balance so as to express ourselves better.”