Seedorf claimed he left Rossoneri because of Milan coach.
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has responded to recent criticism from former star Clarence Seedorf, and insists he wasn’t the reason why the Dutchman left the club last summer.
The midfield veteran claimed on Thursday that he left the Rossoneri last year because of Allegri, who he believed didn’t have faith in his fitness levels.
However, Allegri has responded by insisting that the former Milan ace has contradicted himself by admitting that he was selected in the important games last season.
“There’s an old saying by [former Italian Prime Minister] Giulio Andreotti: power frays those who don’t have it,” he told reporters on Friday according to Goal.com. “And the Milan bench puts pressure on those who don’t have it.
“He said that I played him in the important games, meaning I trusted him. So, I don’t believe that I was the cause of all of his woes.”
Seedorf has previously been linked with the a return to San Siro to replace Allegri on the bench, however that speculation has cooled this season although the pressure continues to increase on the current boss.
After their 1-1 draw with Lazio on Wednesday night, Milan are now firmly out of the picture for a Champions League spot, and it remains to be seen whether or not they are able to put together a run of results to move up the table.
While Allegri revealed that Stephan El Shaarawy should return soon after the international break, he admitted that he is confident Kaka can continue to lead by example and help turn things around for the club.
Milan host Fiorentina on Saturday night, with the Viola arriving hoping to bounce back from their disappointing loss to Napoli in mid-week.