AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Alexandre Pato retains their confidence.

Pato's form and injury record this season has been criticised by Milan identities.

But Galliani says: "At this time, maybe he's not brilliant, but Pato is Pato, has a remarkable record, has a goal every two games or less, so we are calm and quiet about Pato and remember what he did last year, in the derby and for all other games.

"I am sure that when we do the final wrap-up of the season Pato will prove as important as ever."