The Italian admits that his side are often made to suffer from his compatriot's outbursts but feels that they can surpass last season's third-placed finish despite their poor start
The striker was issued a three-match ban after he angrily confronted officials following the Rossoneri's 2-1 defeat to Napoli, forcing him to sit out Tuesday's 3-3 draw with Bologna as well as forthcoming games against Sampdoria and Juventus.
El Shaarawy has revealed his compatriot apologised to team-mates immediately after his outburst but has urged the former Manchester City man to control his actions better in future or risk derailing Milan's season.
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Milan struck twice in the dying minutes to take a share of the spoils from their trip to Bologna but already find themselves 10 points adrift of Serie A leaders Roma having accrued just five points from five games.
El Shaarawy insists that he is not concerned by his side's inauspicious start to the 2013-14 campaign and maintains that their target is to improve on last season's third-placed finish.
"Last season we reached third place, which was a great achievement. The goal is to do better than a year ago, that's obvious," he continued. "I'll be honest: this false start doesn't scare me.
"I'm satisfied with what I've produced so far. I've scored, I've set up others. Personally, I can't complain. I feel an integral part of this project."