Balotelli will have to play through pain, says Seedorf

The AC Milan boss says the Italy striker may have to suffer for his team when they face Udinese on Saturday and is happy with how his side have performed

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf has confirmed that Mario Balotelli will be available for this weekend’s match against Udinese.

The Italy international missed his country’s clash with Spain in midweek with a shoulder injury and also sat out last week’s 2-0 loss to Juventus.

However, the Dutchman has the former Manchester City man at his disposal once more as he prepares to rotate his side ahead of the Champions League game with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

“Balotelli is still in pain, that’s normal,” he told reporters. “He’ll have to live with it. He’ll be available for Udinese.

“We need to be consistent in our performances. I want to see the team with the same concentration. Results will follow.

“We have been good to watch in every game so far. We have demonstrated our focus. We’re creating chances and that’s important. Nobody misses on purpose.

“Even someone who knows how to score like [Giampaolo] Pazzini, Balotelli or Kaka can have a dry spell. I want to keep playing well and the results will come. If you play badly, results don’t come. We play for the fans.

“I’ll make changes. We have another really important game in five days and we have to take the players into account. We’re going to find a very dangerous Udinese team, but we have to focus on ourselves first.”

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