Milan are set to travel to Udinese this weekend, to face a side that have very little to play for in the remaining matches of the season.

If the Rossoneri do manage to emerge victorious in this clash, then they will assure themselves of automatic qualification to next season's Champions League, as their spot in the top three will be guaranteed.

In the lead up to this contest, the Milanese club's Brazilian starlet Alexandre Pato has discussed a couple of things in relation to the match itself, as well as his relationship with the coach Carlo Ancelotti.

"It will be a difficult match, and it is one that we must win to ensure that we will automatically qualify for the Champions League," Pato affirmed in an interview with the Milan Channel.

The 19-year-old has had a fantastic season to date, however his form recently has not been all that good, as his scoreless run has entered its 60th day today.

"It is true that I haven't scored for a long time, but in any case I am enjoying my time here, and I always give my all for this club. I will do my best to change this against Udinese.

"The coach has decided not to play me in some matches recently, and that is something that I have to respect.

"I still like everything about him though, as he has been a major influence for my career. I hope that we can win this weekend's match for him too, as he deserves it."

Milan will be keen to win at the Friuli stadium, as their final two matches will see them square off against Roma and Fiorentina respectively.

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