Cristian Zapata says AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf has made a "positive impact" since his arrival.

The defender hopes to start against Champions League opponents Atletico Madrid.

Zapata said: "I think that, as a player, Mr Seedorf was at the very top. And so far he has had a really positive impact.

"I think he has been coaching us very well. We hope Milan can become a big team again under him.

"He has very clear ideas. He demonstrates the moves and runs he wants very well. He is a very well-organised person and he is a winner. He likes to win.

"His philosophy is that the team has to always go out onto the pitch and be competitive. The team has to be aggressive and push up, especially in defence.

"He doesn't like the defence to stay too deep. I think that is something positive. I think that gives you the mentality to go out there and look for a good result from the very start of the match."

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