Poli: Seedorf didn't play me in my best position

The midfielder is looking forward to the 2014-15 Serie A season as he felt he was asked to take on too many roles during the Dutchman's short tenure at San Siro
Andrea Poli has thanked new AC Milan boss Pippo Inzaghi for playing him in his best position, admitting that he felt that was moved around too much by former coach Clarence Seedorf.

The Italy international joined the Rossoneri from Sampdoria last summer but failed to nail down a regular starting berth, either under Massimiliano Allegri or his predecessor, Seedorf.

Consequently, with Inzaghi seemingly having decided that Poli will be his first choice on the right-hand side of a three-man midfield, the 24-year-old cannot wait for the 2014-15 Serie A campaign to get under way this weekend.

"Coach Inzaghi has put me back in my favourite position," the former Inter man told reporters after training on Wednesday.

"I like to attack and defend and a 4-3-3 formation allows me to be more dangerous in front of goal and I hope to score more goals this season.

"With Seedorf I was switched between roles, but this year it's more suitable."

Poli admitted that he is hoping that regular football this term might lead to a recall to the Italy set-up under new boss Antonio Conte, who visited Milanello on Wednesday.

"The meeting with the Conte was very pleasant," he explained. "He is a winning coach and Italy needs a coach like him."