Clarence Seedorf has commented on his meeting with Adriano Galliani, backed his own potential as a Coach and called for a reaction from Milan’s players.
The Dutchman has faced a week of increased scrutiny over his future as Coach, less than two months into the role, as form has once more deserted the Rossoneri this season.
Whilst yesterday’s meeting with Vice-President Adriano Galliani was seen as crunch talks between the two to determine the 37-year-old’s future, it is one that the tactician insists was mutually arranged.
“Two days ago we spoke and we planned this meeting,” Seedorf commented to Milan Channel ahead of today’s Press conference, in view of tomorrow’s game away to Lazio, followed a few days later by a trip to Fiorentina.
“I am glad to see that the club is always close to the Coach and the team at all times. This is the strength of this club and we are working to get out of this difficulty.
“The rumours this week? My character has taken me to great success. Through work, commitment and my personality, I am convinced that I can also build a career as a Coach.
“But I still have a lot to do, I need time and the experience of Galliani will be very useful.
“With Galliani we decided that the team would stay for a training retreat in Rome, so as to give more rest in view of the difficult match against Fiorentina [next Wednesday].
“Tomorrow’s game is very important, against a team that has experienced a similar year to ourselves. Lazio are a team of good quality, with great players like Klose and Candreva.
“We have prepared well this week. We have worked with great determination, we must continue to work to be ready for the next two games that on paper are very difficult.
“But we are Milan and we will try to bring home some points.
“When you play against big teams there are great incentives. This team has always shown great character and that is why I am expecting a big reaction this time.
“The boys have shown attention and work in these recent days. Tomorrow is very important, all the players have shown great effort this week. Today we will finish the last few steps before tomorrow’s match.”