AC Milan manager Clarence Seedorf says that he was happy at Botafogo but criticises the pressSeedorf scored 16 times in 58 games for Botafogo -
In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, the Dutchman has spoken about his time in Brazil.
“I was happy in Brazil. I had the professional recognition that a lot of my colleagues didn’t have. At Botafogo, I was accustomed to giving advice to others and sometimes it went down well and sometimes it didn’t.”
The 37-year-old was often very short with the press in Brazil and was asked about his attitude towards journalists in this latest interview.
“You journalists are passionate about tactics and systems. But do you want to know the truth? In modern football there are only defensive tactics. Attack is totally fluid. Players move and change position without having a single point of reference. Because of this, questions about the style of play annoy me! In my career I’ve spent no more than 500 euros on newspapers. I like to self-assess but I don’t like to be influenced by people who criticise me and know nothing.”