Saturday May 17 2014
Seedorf: 'I am transparent'

Clarence Seedorf said his philosophy is only just coming through at Milan, revealed Hachim Mastour plans and warned he is “transparent.”

The Coach spoke to Milan Channel ahead of Sunday’s game with Sassuolo, which kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT). Click here for a match preview.

Months of speculation would suggest it will be his final match on the Rossoneri bench.

“I generally don’t use a mask to hide my feelings. I am transparent,” said the Dutchman.

“I do have sentiments and when I read or hear certain things, they do leave me bitter. However, I am reassured by my rapport with the squad, because if it had been a divided group then we would not have achieved these good results on the field.

“Against Juventus I saw the right direction for my philosophy and ideas. We had character, pace, solidity, but then lacked the final result. I saw good things in several games, but I am growing in my work the same way my players are and we’re getting to know each other too.”

Milan have a very slim chance of qualifying for the Europa League after fumbling a lead to lose 2-1 at Atalanta last weekend.

“We had started well and then lost control of the game,” continued Seedorf. “After the break we adjusted a few things and took the lead, then the penalty arrived.

“We felt that we could have scored a second, but instead at the end this great goal from Atalanta came out of nowhere. A draw would’ve been the more just result.”

The clash with Sassuolo could make history tomorrow evening, as 15-year-old Mastour is brought in from the youth team and many expect him to make his Serie A debut.

“Mastour is truly very young. Clearly he has talent and Milan want to bring him forward with a specific project.

“Adriano Galliani dealt with the details of his contract to secure the lad’s future. We are trying to get him accustomed to a superior level with regards to training methods and his teammates will help his process.”

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