AC Milan coach Seedorf defends selection for Torino draw

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf defended his selection for their 1-1 draw with Torino.

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf defended his selection for their 1-1 draw with Torino.

Ciro Immobile’s counter-attack had given Toro the lead, but Adil Rami equalised after the break with a deflected piledriver.

“I did say beforehand Giampiero Ventura’s teams are very well-organised and we saw that again tonight. As for my team, we had a little more patience in the second half to spread the play and that made the difference,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

On the touchline, the Coach was seen repeatedly urging Keisuke Honda and Robinho to go wider.

“In the first half Torino were still a little deep, so Honda tried to break through, but you have to spread the play to stretch out opposition defences. It requires patience and my players had more of that after the break, forcing the opponents to move out of position.

“The team is not split between attackers and the rest, let’s not create a cliché. On the goal it was a ricochet that sparked the counter-attack, so you have to take that into account. Torino made the most of their chances to be dangerous in the first half. With our defenders pushing up to support the attack, it’s natural to run a few risks, but it is a calculated risk.”

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