AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has shrugged off the criticism coming his way this season. Allegri is under huge pressure going into tonight's Champions League clash with Malaga.

"Fortunately, I'm a little unconscious. I don't hear or read everything that is said about me," smiled Allegri. "A year ago I was one of the best, now praise is scarce. But I'm not complaining.

"I haven't spoken to (president Silvio) Berlusconi for a week, but I talk daily to (vice-president Adriano) Galliani. I know what the club is thinking, I'm calm."