AC Milan's Clarence Seedorf: Barcelona Game Gives Us Belief Going Forward In The Champions League

The experienced Dutchman stressed that the Catalans are out of the Rossoneri's reach for now, but is confident they can take positives from Wednesday's defeat
AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has voiced his satisfaction with the Serie A titleholders' performance in their 3-2 Champions League Group H loss at home against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Despite leaving the pitch empty handed, Seedorf saw plenty of positives and feels the Rossoneri have what it takes to do well in the 2011-12 Champions League.

"We lost but we put on a performance that will give us belief going forward," Seedorf is quoted as saying on the official Uefa website.

"Barcelona are not the yardstick by which we measure ourselves. We are our own yardstick and we have shown that we have the quality and the players to do well in the Champions League this year.

"It was a fun match to play in and it was entertaining for the fans too. I think it was a close game that either team could have won and one which was played in the right spirit."

Milan resume domestic action on Sunday when they host Chievo.

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