Milan must honour European history - Seedorf

The Rossoneri boss remains confident of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League - despite losing the first leg 1-0

Clarence Seedorf has vowed to honour AC Milan's rich history in the Champions League and guide his side to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Seedorf's men face an uphill battle if they are to do that on Tuesday after suffering a 1-0 defeat in the first-leg of their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid at San Siro last month.

Milan occupy a mid-table position in Serie A and will be underdogs against an Atletico side that sits second in La Liga, but Seedorf remains confident of upsetting the form book.

"I've often been in situations in which we're not the favourites, even in years in which we achieved important things," Seedorf said.

"The favourites were and are Atletico Madrid. I think the two sides will play in a similar manner to the first leg.

"They have a narrow advantage - the game is open and I'm expecting changes with regards to the first leg.

"We have to fight as a team and play with our hearts. These things come before the technical and tactical aspects.

"Our approach will be similar to the one in the first leg. We will be aggressive and try to score.

"Milan have a great history and we have to honour the club and the shirt.

"The players are also extremely motivated. It's an important moment for everyone - we know we can write a beautiful page in this club's history."