AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has thanked fans for their support during victory over Catania.

The ultras in the Curva Sud before kick-off unfurled a banner that demanded 'more respect' for Allegri.

"I thank the fans for the banner, which shows they examined everything I've done in my three years at Milan. At this moment we have to think about securing third place, which was considered unthinkable after the first eight rounds.

"I never comment on the President's statements. I just do my work here at Milan. Criticism is healthy, as long as it isn't personal. Seedorf? He's an intelligent lad and I wish him all the luck in the world.

"My future has to be decided by the club, who will evaluate the work I have done, but that isn't my problem. I am concentrated only on third place. Today the team showed great character."