Carlo Ancelotti insists AC Milan will be back next season to compete for top prizes.

The Milan coach said: "Now the competition to fight for fourth place has increased. We must be careful about Sampdoria and Udinese.

"I hate making plans with nine games still to go. We will do a review of the Milan season at the end of all this. Whatever the outcome of this season, Milan will be a competitor again next season as it has always been in these years of Berlusconi's presidency."