Empoli coach Alberto Malesani insists there's no crisis at the Serie A strugglers.

"After the last two losses I want to see answers from the team," said Malesani. "It is going to be a tricky encounter, as Milan are determined to recapture fourth place. This certainly isn't the best time to be facing them, but we worked hard both in terms of fitness and tactics. I am curious to see how we'll react.

"There is no crisis. The defeats to Siena and Palermo are to be considered hiccups. Now Empoli must return to being Empoli."