Thursday, 13th February, 2014

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf believes the best of Keisuke Honda is yet to come as the Japan international works his way into Italy's football culture.

Honda has made six appearances for Milan since arriving from CSKA Moscow in January.

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While he is yet to find the sort of form that made him a CSKA favourite, Seedorf is unwilling to put too much pressure on him just yet.

The 27-year-old had spent four years in Russia with CSKA, and Seedorf today told a press conference: "We must have patience.


"A player with his kind of talent needs time. Russia and Italy are two very different footballing realities.

"It will take time for him to get to the level. I'm not worried because he is working so hard during the week, and is always very helpful in the game, even in defence."

Honda, who has 52 Japan caps to his name, did not feature in Milan's last Serie A game but Seedorf is yet to confirm if he will play tomorrow.

Milan are looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Napoli last weekend, which took them down to 11th place in the table.

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