Filippo Inzaghi has dismissed the suggestion that he is cracking under the pressure at AC Milan, insisting that he remains “happy” at San Siro.
The former Italy international only succeeded Clarence Seedorf at the helm last summer but, after a relatively encouraging first half of the season, the Rossoneri suffered a dramatic dip in form at the turn of the year.
Indeed, Milan have now gone five Serie A games without a win, losing their last three in succession, and it has been claimed that Inzaghi is starting the feel the strain of having his position openly discussed on a daily basis.
However, the World Cup winner says that he is still enjoying his job and is ignoring all of the speculation surrounding both his future and that of the club, with owner Silvio Berlusconi set to sell a significant amount of shares to Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol.
“I am very lucky and happy and I am certainly not tired,” the 41-year-old told reporters on Friday.
“But talking about Milan’s future right now is not something I am interested in.
“When you have a president like Silvio Berlusconi you know you are in good hands because he wants the best for Milan.”
Milan currently sit 11th in Serie A, nine points behind fifth-placed Fiorentina, who, as it stands, occupy the final Europa League berth.
Given there are just four rounds of the season remaining, the Rossoneri’s hopes of qualifying for Europe are all but over, but Inzaghi is still calling on his players to finish their campaign with a flourish, starting with Saturday’s clash with Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza.
“I am aware that it will be a tough match but also very appealing as we’re going to be facing a side fighting for a Champions League finish and in need of points,” he stated.
“But we have four games left to finish the season strongly and with our heads held high.
“To beat Roma we clearly have to play the perfect match and that’s what we’re hoping for.
“I think by doing this we can come away with a positive result as both the team and I are in need of one right now.
“During our first meeting earlier in the season we played very well but I’m upset that after that game that we haven’t been able to continue improving.
“I hope that we can find that identity again in these final four matches.”