Clarence Seedorf insists AC Milan are looking to create their own identity rather than try and copy the style that has brought Juventus so much success in recent years.
The Turin side have dominated Serie A for the past two seasons and are on course to make it three domestic titles in a row following this weekend's 2-0 win over the Rossoneri at San Siro.
However, Seedorf is not looking at the titleholders for inspiration, explaining that he has own ideas about how to bring the glory days back to the Giuseppe Meazza.
"We are not trying to be like Juventus. We are Milan and we want to be like Milan," the Dutchman told reporters.
Seedorf then went on to discuss the Serie A title race and admitted that Juventus appear to be sitting in pole position to retain the Scudetto, given Antonio Conte's men are now 11 points clear of second-placed Roma.
"Indeed, it seems like the Bianconeri are out of their rivals' reach, but the title race is not over yet," he argued.
"Roma are a great team and a comeback is always possible in football. But I admit that it's unlikely that Juventus will throw this lead away."