With the season winding down to a close, Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf admitted that the derby between Inter and the Rossoneri on February 15 has proven decisive in the Scudetto race, where his side currently trail their city-rivals by seven points.
The Nerazzurri won 2-1 on that occasion, controlling proceedings for 70 minutes with a 2-0 scoreline. Once Alexandre Pato pulled one back, Milan conducted a siege on Julio Cesar's goal, but it was too late to grab a result.
"There is always luck that exists in football," mused the Dutchman to Gazzetta dello Sport, responding to a question about Adriano's goal in the derby, seemingly scored with his arm.
"Including the derby, Inter have done more than us, we had given up."
It seems that the 33-year-old, like vice-president Adriano Galliani believes the league title is out of reach for the club, despite renewed hope for the fans after Napoli defeated Inter 1-0 on Sunday evening.
Seedorf has scored five times in Serie A this season in 26 appearances.
Adam Scime, Goal.com