Seedorf finally meets the press
After refusing to give an interview on the day he was appointed manager, Rossoneri boss Clarence Seedorf has today agreed to speak with the media at the San Siro about the upcoming season and his plans for the club.
: Do you feel the expectations asked of you this season have been fair and realistic?
Clarence Seedorf (CS)
: Most definitely. Here at A.C. Milan there is no reason why we cannot compete at the top levels of Italian and European football. I fully intend to realise the potential of this team and I believe that we can become one of the dominant forces in Europe.
: As a long time fan of the club, this job must seem like a dream come true. How do you feel about managing a team you played with for so long?
: I am extremely happy to be managing at this level, and with a club so close to my heart as A.C. Milan. I know the fans and players are behind me and I want to thank them for their support and hope that I can do them proud.
: What plans do you have to alter the current Milan squad?
: The players here are all fantastic quality, with a good balance of experience and youth in the first team. However, I do feel I need to make some changes ahead of the upcoming season. In terms of goalkeepers I feel we are weak, and have already scouted a long-term keeper in Malaga's Carlos Kameni. Carlos is a top flight goalkeeper who has really shown his ability both in the Spanish league and internationally for Cameroon and I remain confident of adding him to my team.
Ex-Espanyol keeper Kameni signed for Malaga in 2011.
: Attacking-wise I believe we are a strong team, with the likes of Stephan [El Shaarawy], Mario [Balotelli] and Kaka in the side, however in the midfield we are slightly lackluster, with very few quick midfielders who can link up with their attacking team mates. For this reason I am looking to sign Alessandro Florenzi from Roma.
: Alessandro [Florenzi] is currently one of Roma's best players and is very likely to form a key part of the Italian national team in the coming years. I am a firm supporter of developing young Italian talent at the club and signing Alessandro would go a long way in terms of showing that.