CLARENCE SEEDORF: “desperate to get back out there”

MILAN – This is what coach Clarence Seedorf had to say to Sky at the annual coach of the year awards held at Coverciano:"I’m going about my job as a coach in a natural manner. I know many people here at Coverciano and met up again with Claudio Bellucci who was my old room-mate at Sampdoria. After Juventus? We’re angry but positive as the side deserved more. I’m already desperate to get back out on the pitch and start preparing for the next match. Ancelotti? We’ll have a chat, the Madrid derby was a brilliant physical battle in the first-half but I didn’t then see the second-half. My ability to learn as a coach comes from curiosity. I try to develop the things that I find interesting in my own way and vision. Tevez? It’s a part of football. He could have arrived, but in football these things come around, there are hundreds of similar cases, no regrets. Pazzini and Balotelli together? No, that’s difficult. I want to be ever more clear, they’re two players with completely different characteristics. Pazzini played against Sampdoria and he would have played even if Balotelli had been fit. They’re two first team players. In a squad there can be 20 first-teamers, but only 11 play. We’ve only got two centre-forwards. I will use Petagna, but he needs to grow and isn’t yet ready to replace them. I spoke with Poli yesterday on the telephone, he seemed lively and calm. It was a great shame to lose him in yesterday’s match."