Milan coach Leonardo has been given a vote of confidence in the wake of their shock 1-0 home defeat to FC Zurich on Wednesday.
Milan have managed only one goal at home this season and have taken just eight points from six Serie A matches.
“I reconfirm our faith in Leonardo,” chief exectuive Adriano Galliani told Sky. “At the moment everything is sorted. I think a draw would have been fair, we must move forward.”
Former Milan forward Leonardo was appointed after Carlo Ancelotti’s departure to Chelsea in May. However, the Brazilian refused to make excuses.
“To concede a goal like that after 10 minutes complicates the game,” he told a news conference. “There are not a lot of ways to change it, we’ve got to be more compact. I’ve taken this job and I’m doing what I believe. No one put a gun to my head to take the role. We move forward. If we lose, we lose.”
Two games against Real Madrid follow but Leonardo refused to dwell on how much Milan are missing Kaka.
“Of course we’re not a team in a moment of great confidence. We can’t talk about individuals, it’s collective,” he said. “Now certainly it’s not easy. We’ve got to be there, with our army, and do our best.
“Right now, our performances don’t offer many positives. But football is strange, we went to Marseille and won 2-1. This team has the resources to try to get out of this situation.”