Milan have not won in four games but will use their poor form as a stepping stone towards improvement, according to Stefano Pioli.
Franck Kessie and birthday boy Gianluigi Donnarumma were Milan's heroes as the Serie A giants edged out Red Star Belgrade on away goals.
Milan showed a vulnerable side again as their dip in form continued with a 2-2 draw against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
Milan Pavkov denied Serie A giants Milan victory, sparing the blushes of erratic Red Star Belgrade team-mate Radovan Pankov.
Milan face Serie A title rivals Inter this weekend, but Stefano Pioli is not looking beyond Thursday's Europa League game.
There were mixed fortunes for the four Premier League clubs in Monday's Europa League draw, while Milan are heading to Serbia.
Red Star Belgrade quintet Marko Gobeljic, Njegos Petrovic, Dusan Jovancic, Marko Konatar and Branko Jovicic contracted COVID-19.
Defending champions Partizan reached the Serbian Cup final at the expense of neighbours Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.
Red Star Belgrade's Milos Degenek spoke to Stats Perform News about Serbia's SuperLiga returning and iconic head coach Dejan Stankovic.
Red Star Belgrade's rugby league team owner Colin Kleyweg spoke to Stats Perform about the fledgling Serbian outfit.