Menez success not down to me - Inzaghi

The Frenchman has emerged as his side's talisman this season but his coach has refused to take credit for his displays

AC Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi says Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani deserve praise for Jeremy Menez's goalscoring exploits this season and not him.

Only Carlos Tevez (17) has more goals than the Frenchman (16) in Serie A this season, as the forward has emerged as the Rossoneri's talisman.

His rise to prominence has been all the more surprising given his struggle to hold down a regular place at Paris Saint-Germain prior to joining Milan last summer.

Inzaghi has refused to take credit for Menez's resurgence, though, instead opting to hail the Milan hierarchy for bringing him to the club.

"Menez? I don't take any credit," he told Sky Sport. "He is a good centre-forward and he's also good as a winger. Berlusconi and Galliani invested him and they deserve praise.

"He mustn't stop now, though. He must try to become Serie A's top goalscorer, not for himself but for the team."

However, another disappointing season for Milan sees them sit in ninth place in Italy's top flight and facing an uphill battle to qualify for next season's Europa League.

Their current standing has prompted speculation regarding the future of Inzaghi, but he is refusing to give up of clinching a European spot.

"I hope to repay Milan fans by the end of the season. To them it is hard to accept that the club isn't challenging for the championship.

"But I think with this squad we can soon return to where we believe we belong."