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Seedorf: Milan to Use Liverpool '07 as UCL Inspiration
AS, February 18th, 2014 2:15PM
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Clarence Seedorf notes that his AC Milan squad goes into its UEFA Champions League first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on Wednesday in the unfamiliar position of being the underdog to take the two-game series. Whereas Atleti is currently involved in a three-way tie for first-place in Spain’s La Liga, Milan is a woeful ninth in Serie A, currently 18 points outside of the third and final Champions League qualification spot in Italy.

However, in an interview with AS, Seedorf noted that his team would be drawing inspiration from Liverpool’s surprise UCL win in 2007. “Atlético are the favorites but the Champions League isn’t like other competitions,” the former Milan player said. “There are many examples of teams who, on paper, are the underdogs but gain great results. It will be difficult but I have faith in our abilities. I’m sure we’ll see a great match.” He added: “It’s the 2007 edition of the Champions League which represents what this tournament is all about for us. If we are united, we will be capable of doing much more.”

Seedorf also noted that Atleti is a much stronger opponent than it was a few years ago, thanks in large part to Coach Diego Simeone. “Apart from the Almería game, recently, the only team who have beaten them is Real Madrid. “They’ve been at a very high level for a number of years now; they are a strong side who know exactly what they want.” Regarding Simeone, the Dutchman said: “I only have words of praise for him because he is doing a fine job. I wish him the best – except against us of course.” Read the original story...


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