AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy insists he and Mario Balotelli can play together.

Some have questioned whether they can complement eachother for club and country.

"The criticism we are getting seems a bit too much," he told Milan Channel. "We've only played two games together and we need time to settle.

"I know that we need to improve in some areas of our game, but it is not true that we can't work together."