AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was delighted with victory on debut against Hellas Verona.
Mario Balotelli netted the only goal of the game.
â€śWe formed a circle all together in the locker room and I said weâ€™d do the same after every game, whether itâ€™s a win or a defeat, so we can all look each other in the eye. Weâ€™re all responsible for every result.
â€śThe victory is certainly dedicated to all the Milan fans. I am happy for the squad, as there is a lot of work to do and a win makes it all feel easier.â€ť
â€śThe first half was very good, whereas after the break fatigue set in. I liked the pressing as soon as we lost the ball and keeping the defence very high. We havenâ€™t had much time to work over the last few days, but the players did very well to keep that pressing up and pin Verona into their own half for the first 45 minutes.
â€śThis victory came at the end with a penalty, but I still believe it was deserved considering the performance over 90 minutes.â€ť
On Balotelli, Seedorf added: "I already knew Mario and am not remotely surprised by the good rapport weâ€™ve built over the last few days. Heâ€™s a sweet guy, a great talent and will do very well for Milan and Italy. I hope to help him grow and he has already shown heâ€™s willing to play a part in this project.â€ť
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