AC Milan wing-back Antonio Nocerino insists they'll silence their critics this season.

Nocerino is struggling for a regular shirt due to a system change.

"I don't know how boss Massimiliano Allegri puts up with you," he responded to journalists on Wednesday morning.

"We have to wait until the end of the season before making judgements. To do so now would not be very intelligent.

"We'll work hard to get the maximum out of the season. I'm not saying the Scudetto, but I am talking about second or third.

"Seventh or eighth place is not the best we can do. We are not just any team, Milan are Milan. You have to respect us, to criticise us would be madness.

"This club has made history and you can't just forget what has happened in the past."