Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has called for patience after admitting that an era had come to an end at San Siro.
The Diavolo waved goodbye to a host of veterans over the summer, before then selling Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain.
Fans were left further frustrated on Sunday when the club began the new season with a 1-0 home loss to Sampdoria.
“It’s not nice to lose your opening game of the season and it leaves a bitter taste,” the Italian custodian noted.
“We reacted really well after conceding the goal, but we were unable to do anything about the scoreline.
“I ask the fans for a touch of patience. A lot of champions have left, but younger players have come in who are hungry for great futures.
“Obviously patience can’t last forever and we need to go in search of a win as soon as Saturday against Bologna.
“The fans have understood that a cycle at this club has come to an end and a new one has just started…”