AC Milan boss Clarence Seedorf says his team deserve greater respect.
Seedorf was delighted with their win over Bologna on Friday.
"People talk about things that are not based on facts. How can they start to doubt me when I've only just arrived and picked up the team mid-season?
"It's a shame for Milan, who are one of the most important clubs in Italy and deserve respect, but I've seen and heard these things since I was a player. They are false and were written only to hurt people.
"My job now is to protect the group."
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