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Veteran Dutchman believes that they played well in Naples despite their loss and urges his team-mates to look ahead as they have to take on Udinese in midweek

AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has urged the club to put behind their defeat to Napoli on Sunday evening and “move forward”.

The defending Italian champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Naples in Serie A, as Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick at San Paolo to maintain Walter Mazzarri’s side’s 100 per cent start to the season.

As for Milan, the reverse saw them remain winless in the league following their 2-2 draw with Lazio at San Siro last weekend.

However, veteran midfielder Seedorf has asked everyone to remain calm, underlining that they are at the very early stages of the 2011-12 campaign.

“We tried to get back into it [the match], but we did not succeed,” the Dutchman is quoted as saying by Milan’s official website. “We have to congratulate Napoli.

“But let us move forward, there is still a long way to go - we are only at the second game. Of course, we are disappointed to lose points, especially at the start, but the team played well.

“It is a pity Napoli drew straight away. They have a fantastic weapon - the counter-attacks - and a counter-attack led to the second goal.

"We tried and pushed, so we cannot be too disappointed. On Wednesday, we expect another very tough team."

Milan face Udinese at home in midweek while high-flying Napoli visit Chievo.