AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia says the confidence is returning to the squad after victory over Juventus.

Amelia was a last-minute replacement against Juventus when Christian Abbiati pulled out during the warm-up with back pain, but contributed to the 1-0 victory.

"The psychological state of the squad has changed recently and when we feel like that, we can play better and with more confidence.

"At the start of the season there were so many changes, but us 'old boys' who stayed behind worked to instil the Milan spirit in the new players.

"I'm glad to say the game with Juventus was the first time this season we've really felt San Siro fired up for us. We players need to feel the support of the fans at this moment to get back to the level of recent years."