Honda speaks about Seedorf issues


In an interview published Saturday in Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport, Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda said he and AC Milan manager Clarence Seedorf have philosophical differences but were communicating.

Honda, who has been criticized for failing to click since joining the Italian Serie A giants in January, said about his relationship with Seedorf, “We have different philosophies, but what is important is our dialogue.”

Seedorf has shifted Honda to the right side of the midfield, away from his preferred spot behind the top striker.

“The center is my home,” Honda said. “The manager says I have the qualities needed to play on the right, and players have to go along.

“Criticism doesn’t make me happy, but I feel I’m going to score my first goal (in the league) soon.”