Clarence Seedorf had some very complimentary words to say about his former club AC Milan and the project they are currently carrying out.
Seedorf’s spoke during an interview with Tuttosport about Milan, the club where he won two Champions League titles and later went on to manage them in 2013-14, with his comments transcribed by MilanLive and translated below.
He began by discussing the relationship he has with Paolo Maldini, who was captain of the club for the first seven years that Seedorf was with the Rossoneri and is clearly someone he still considers to be a friend.
“We talk every now and then. Milan are in good hands, the DNA of every club can only be passed on by those who lived it. And therefore Milan, having a totem like him, present every day, at least the information passed well. Then whether or not they are broadcast on the pitch is another thing,” he said.
Milan are coming off the back of a second place finish in Serie A, last season, which brought the club back to the Champions League after years of pain. The work of Maldini but also of Massara and Pioli is bearing fruit, Seedorf adds.
“Milan are building something solid, the choices are clear and then I always consider the mix of young and old to be fundamental. Paolo sees it the same, they have Ibra on the pitch and this summer they have signed on Giroud, so we are in line on this.”
The Dutchman went on to reinforce the idea that the experience of players such as Ibrahimovic, Giroud, Kjaer and others is very helpful in a young side like Milan have at the moment.
“Experience compensates for many things that young people cannot have, the management of emotions, training, moments of difficulty. When you have people like this on your team, you also buy an aspect that others don’t have… it’s the story of life making young people grow.”