Clarence Seedorf has urged his Milan side to continue their good run of form with a win against Chievo tomorrow.
The Rossoneri host the Flying Donkeys at San Siro on Saturday, looking for the three points that should take them back into the top half of the table.
And after a draw at Lazio and a win in midweek against Fiorentina, the Dutch tactician has insisted that his men are full of confidence going into this weekend.
“The last two matches have been very important for us and we should remember that we haven’t always got what we deserved in some games,” he told a Press conference.
“It’s clear that when results are not forthcoming, various other factors come into play. We reacted well and we’re sticking together.
“We’ve shown courage and we have improved as we saw against Lazio and Fiorentina. We’ll be looking for three points tomorrow.
“I think the team will take to the pitch tomorrow as they did in Florence. We have to keep on playing with this spirit.
“I’ve been working on cohesion since my first day on the job, we haven’t always been successful but in the end the results will come from the pitch.
“I’ve been working with my own method since arriving here. I don’t just look at the result but the substance of the performance. We’re happy we got a result against a good team.”
The Dutch tactician then commented on Alberto Paloschi’s return to San Siro, and the style of play he’s looking to implement.
“I haven’t seen much of Paloschi but I know him. He’s doing well this season and it’ll be a pleasure to see him tomorrow.
“We want to show our strength tomorrow but it won’t be easy as many teams come to the San Siro to shut up shop but we’re not worried and I’m sure the fans will ensure a positive atmosphere.
“I know Kaka very well and I want to get the best out of him. If he has to run up and down the pitch like a full back, he becomes less effective. I think he can give more by playing closer to the striker.
“Poli can play anywhere in the middle and that’s his strength, he’s balanced. Zapata is in good form, he’s training well and when we need him, he’ll be called up. Bonera can play at full back or in the middle of the defence.”
Seedorf went on to remark on Mario Balotelli’s performance against the Viola in the week, praising the Italy international.
“All credit to Balotelli after the Fiorentina game as he played at both ends of the pitch for 90 minutes.
“He behaved well with the referee as well and that shows growth. If he continues like this, we’ll all be very happy.
“I think Prandelli is a great man and a great coach and I appreciate what he had to say about the relationship between myself and Mario.
“I think Mario has shown big improvements in the last game, both as a man and a player.”
The Coach concluded by admitting that his side have hit a nadir this term, like another European giant.
“I like looking to the future. Like a lot of big clubs in Europe, Milan is going through a transition, just like Manchester United.
“We all need to set ourselves objectives. We need patience and I’m sure the fans will appreciate that if they continue to see the team’s commitment on the pitch.”
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