AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri says he sees a relaxed Alexandre Pato in Dubai.

Before assembling for their winter training camp, Pato admitted he didn't see eye-to-eye with Allegri.

"Pato's declarations? I think they are just an outburst. Here in Dubai he has been laid back, in the best way and just with the desire to train well.

"My way of being is this. I try to talk to him as much as possible, as with others. There was a time when Pato was injured and he could not always be with the group and this has perhaps left him feeling a little sidelined.

"When he always played he was happy. I hope he stays here at Milan because he is an important player for us," said Allegri.