AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has defended the scattergun form of Robinho.

The Brazilian incredibly failed to score from a favourable position against Genoa on Friday night, but the tactician is standing by the attacker.

"Robinho has played well over the last few games," said Allegri.

"He just needs to stay serene and, like last year, have a great season by scoring 15 goals. He's not the only player in the world to have missed a chance.

"You can't doubt Robinho because he's missed two scoring opportunities. A Serie B player missed even more of a sitter recently…

"By the time the championship comes to an end, we won't be missing the goals of Robinho or Alexandre Pato either.

"Pato is well, he just needs to play and he will do at Prague tomorrow."