Menez: Milan players still behind Inzaghi
The Frenchman has made it clear that he and his team-mates still believe in their coach, despite their poor run of results since the turn of the year
Jeremy Menez has insisted under-fire AC Milan head coach Filippo Inzaghi has the full backing of his squad.
The 18-time Italian champions have dropped to 10th place in the Serie A table after 20 matches, with Saturday's 3-1 A loss to Lazio leading to increased speculation over Inzaghi's future.
But the former Rossoneri striker has received some timely backing from Menez, who was on target in the capital at the weekend.
"In the dressing room we're fine, the players are always with Inzaghi," said the France international ahead of Tuesday's quarter-final visit of Lazio.
"It is true that we are going through a difficult time. We have to stand up and get back to working hard for a good result because we all want this.
"It is true that the match against Lazio is very important for us, for the coach and for the fans, but we should not put extra pressure on ourselves.
"We cannot make mistakes and we have to go on the field as lions, because you cannot make mistakes.
"In Serie A we are not living a beautiful moment, so if we can do something in the Coppa Italia would be nice.
"We know that there are people who speak ill of the club when Milan are going through a difficult time and it's too easy to do so. We have to pull together, only then can we move forward."
Despite Menez's show of support, the outcome of the Copa Italia clash with Lazio will decide Inzaghi's future as coach.