AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf insists he's not seeking to freeze out Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli was dropped for the weekend draw at Lazio, whilst attention is on Seedorf's particular approach with him.

"From the first day I have tried to understand the needs of all. With Mario I have done the same thing, when he goes into the field I am very demanding because he has a lot of potential.

"He is a point of reference for the media, but there are not differences in my approach, even though the methods vary from person to person. Like with everyone I engage him in training."

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