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Seedorf: Milan can win Champs Lge

July 25, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Veteran AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf says that his side have what it takes to overcome European champions Barcelona and win the Champions League next season.

GettyImagesClarence Seedorf is refusing to panic about AC Milan's slow start to the season

Seedorf, 35, helped the club to win their first Scudetto since 2004 last term, but they were stunned by Tottenham Hotspur in the first knockout stage of the Champions League and lost 1-0 on aggregate. Now, the Dutchman has made his intentions for this season clear.

"We think we can win the Champions League, but also other competitions in which we are engaged in this season," Seedorf said, according to Corriere dello Sport. "[Pep] Guardiola's team is very strong, but I think that the Barca-factor can also throw sand in the eyes of the people who are talking about football. No one is unbeatable.

"It must not become our obsession. We must be aware that after the victory in the league last season, we know what it takes to win and we have the characteristics and the mindset to do it.

"The championship win this year is our starting point for next season. Most people now have belief in us and we know how to get certain results."