Friday April 18 2014
'Milan pushing for Europa place'

Clarence Seedorf insists that Milan are ‘pushing for a Europa League place’ this season.

The Rossoneri host Livorno on Saturday afternoon, hoping to claim their fifth straight win that could take them level on points with Parma in sixth.

The Dutch tactician meanwhile, just wants to continue this good run, no matter what the performances are like.

“The results are important and the good work done by the team has brought us out of a negative period,” he told a Press conference.

“Now we want to extend our winning streak. We didn’t play well against Catania [last weekend] and these are things that can happen.

“The team played with the right spirit though and Catania are a better team than their League position suggests.

“And the same is true for Livorno. We’re pushing for a place in the Europa League but as sportsmen we always want to go further.

“In the second half against Catania, we didn’t manage the ball well, but there was no slow down physically.

“Fitness levels have improved but it’s clear that some players will be tired at this time of year. The important thing is to stay compact.

“We need the fans behind us tomorrow. We’re on the back of two home wins and that means we’re doing well.

“Right now we’re all focused on Livorno”.

The ex-Diavolo midfielder then commented on rumours that he will be dismissed at the end of the campaign, no matter where they finish in the table.

“Until I get a call from President Berlusconi, I’ll continue to work with the security of knowing I’m the Milan Coach.

“The team have to be focused on the match, not my situation.”

Seedorf moved on to remark on the fitness of several of his stars.

“I hope that De Sciglio will be back training fully along with Muntari.

“El Shaarawy and Petagna are training with the Primavera side.

“Honda is back running and I hope he’ll be back for next week. The situation on the pitch is a draw and four wins and I don’t think that would be possible without cohesion.”

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