Seedorf: 'Real Madrid are always special in Champions League'
- Ex-Los Blancos and Ajax player sat down with Marca to talk about the upcoming clash
- Having won the CL with both clubs, ex-Dutch international appears to have split allegiance ahead of the clash
Two of your former teams, Ajax and Real Madrid, will meet in the Champions League, who do you believe is the favourite?
"Real Madrid is the favourite because they are the defending champions and they have significant experience in the Champions League. Now this doesn't mean that they will 100% win, but Real Madrid in the Champions League are always special."
You have won the Champions League with both teams, but what are you best memories of the 1995 and 1998 titles?
"When I lifted my first Champions League as a 19-year-old it was amazing. After the match, I was with my idol from when I was little, Frank Rijkaard, doing interviews with him as he was finishing his career and I was just starting mine. Then there were all the celebrations, with millions of people waiting for us back in Amsterdam. I didn't sleep for the whole week. The Champions League with Real Madrid was also incredible, we were a group of hungry players who had incredible motivation. After 32 years we brought the Champions League back to Madrid."
When you won the seventh in 1998, Los Blancos weren't having a good league season either, do you see this team capable of winning a fourth successive title?
"Everything is possible. It will be very difficult, but yes, Real Madrid can always do it."
Clarence began his career with Ajax in 1992, before joining Real Madrid in 1996. He has most notably won two CL trophies, playing for both teams.
Seedorf's incredible goal vs Atletico: