PSV Eindhoven midfielder Mark van Bommel is confident former club AC Milan will return to the Italian summit.
The Rossoneri waved goodbye to a host of veteran players at the end of their contracts in the summer, which included the Dutchman.
"It's not easy to do well after such big changes, but I'm optimistic," said the PSV enforcer. "I think that Milan will start to climb back up the table.
"A lot of quality players have left Milan, but new players with quality have arrived.
"They have had a difficult start to the season, losing two games at home, yet the current Milan squad still has a lot of talent, while directors Ariedo Braida and Adriano Galliani are good at what they do."