Sunday September 25 2011
Seedorf explains Milan winner

Clarence Seedorf admits his strange lob that gave Milan victory over Cesena wasn't entirely intentional.

The Dutchman gave the Rossoneri their first Serie A win of the season on Saturday evening with a curling shot into the far top corner that took goalkeeper Nicola Ravaglia by surprise.

“Was it a cross or a shot? Well, I sped up a bit and the cross-shot turned into a shot,” confessed Seedorf.

“We have tried these moves before from corner kicks. When I lifted my head and saw two men in the box surrounded by Cesena shirts, I put a bit more power on it and thankfully it went well.”

After the match, Coach Massimiliano Allegri said Milan ought to clone Seedorf to help solve their injury crisis.

“It is a lovely compliment and I thank him for that. We're in a difficult moment with so many absentees, but are still proving that we are a team.

“Last season we won the Scudetto and struggled in the Champions League, but this year we have to target the ultimate prize in everything.”

The veteran also had words of reassurance for teenage prodigy Stephan El Shaarawy.

“He has talent and character. We'll give him the time he deserves to grow and then he will become a great champion.”

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