Botafogo's Seedorf determined to look forward
Botafogo star Clarence Seedorf has revealed that he is continuing to look forward as he closes in on the end of his career.
The Dutchman says he will give his all for the Fogão even if they fail to win any honours this season.
"For me, winning isn’t just about lifting the cup, the trophy – it’s about giving your maximum, on and off the pitch," Seedorf told FIFA.com.
"If a guy has five good games and then starts to go out, drink, sleep late, live the wrong kind of lifestyle, then his performances will always suffer.
"And then, come the end of the year, if you’ve not been successful you’d always wonder if you did everything you could to make it happen.
"That’s not a feeling you can live with. For me, that’s what winning is about. Winning is about giving everything you’ve got inside, individually and as a group, to win the trophy.
"That’s the spirit you all need to have. Winning is a result of all the ingredients coming together at the same time, as well as getting a bit of luck too.
"At the very least, you have to compete. Yes, being competitive is your duty. Whether you win or not doesn’t just depend on you but if you do everything in your power, if you’ve got a winning mentality, then you can’t do any more than that. "