Rino Gattuso says AC Milan's dressing room spirit is the secret to their success.

"The key lies in the dressing room and that's no big secret," he told El Pais.

"When you see someone like Paolo Maldini who at 39-years-old can play in a Champions League Final and give blood, sweat and tears to the cause you'd be an idiot not to see how he is an inspiration.

"Then there's Clarence Seedorf who has won four Champions League titles with three different sides, but I saw him cry with the emotion of winning last year's semi-final against Manchester United.

"We are the kind of club that finds motivation in the hardest times and has winning in our DNA, Silvio Berlusconi has seen to that."