Tuesday February 18 2014
Ancelotti talks Atleti with Seedorf

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he has offered tips to Milan counterpart Clarence Seedorf ahead of facing Atletico Madrid.

The Rossoneri will host Atleti in the Champions League Last 16 first leg on Wednesday evening and their Coach has received some advice from one of Milan’s former number, now in charge of Atletico’s city rivals in Spain.

“Yes I have met with Seedorf, he is a friend,” Madrid boss Ancelotti has told the Corriere dello Sport today.

“He asked me for some information on Atletico Madrid, but he knows perfectly how to deal with them.

“Atletico plays in the image and likeness of their Coach, Simeone. And they are strong, compact, hard, they have the mentality of a fighter.

“They are hard to deal with, they do not offer you anything. Milan must pay attention to the counter-attacks and set-pieces.

“Clarence is not fearful, I believe he is completely set for the role of Coach. He has great ideas. It takes a little patience, but Clarence will be able to get what he wants.”

Ancelotti commented on a number of strikers past and present in the game.

“Jese Rodriguez is a crazy talent that is not yet 21. Pato was like him.

“Higuain? He is one of the best strikers in the world.

“Balotelli? His talent should be used with great professionalism.

“Inzaghi? He will be a great Coach.”

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