AC Milan chief Leonardo is backing fellow Brazilian Nelson Dida to rediscover his best form this season.

Leonardo said of the Rossoneri goalkeeper: "I know him very well, inside-out. On the outside he communicates little, perhaps sometimes he is also little misunderstood.

"He had problems, loss of performance, but has always demonstrated a desire to get back to his best.

"His efforts get little coverage, but he deserves more recognition for his hard work."