AC Milan veteran Clarence Seedorf has explained his bust-up with coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Allegri hooked Seedorf during their draw with Bologna.
“I was not happy when I came off, but not for having been replaced, even though it seemed that way,” said Seedorf.
“I have been angry for a while - this team should be in a different situation. At that moment, we were losing [to Bologna], I wanted to do something, but in leaving the field I felt helpless. I am very passionate and I think that after so many years that people would know this, things are born and then they die almost as quickly.
“With the Coach I made this clear, although there was little to clarify. With the team everything is ok, and I know I am available to the Coach. This is definitely not the time to create controversy.
“The outburst did occur, but it was one of someone who cares a lot, perhaps too much for what might be best for Milan.
“This was the reaction, then I am not accustomed to tell you what happened in the dressing room, even if nothing has happened this time.”