RICCARDO MONTOLIVO thinks every player has to take a look at himself and looks forward to the PSV game.
Milan haven’t won a game in the 2013/2014 season, as they managed a draw away against PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of the Champions League qualification stage and then lost to newly-promoted side Hellas Verona on Week 1 of Serie A.
The Rossoneri were absolutely disastrous against Verona and did not ‘deserve more’ this time and even Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Milan were poor. Captain Riccardo Montolivo also thinks Milan have to do a lot better.
“Clearly we stopped playing after the first goal, everyone has to take a look at themselves, we got exposed to their counter-attacks. Each of us must look at ourselves and give something more to win games, fortunately we have an important match and we will look to make up for everything,” said Montolivo, who has been rated 5/10 by today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We cannot make a repeat of how we started last season, luckily we have this crucial match on Wednesday. We know it is a crossroads for our season, we have to turn the page and focus on this match. I can give more but I’m sure we can come out of this together from now on. I am always available to the coach, I play where I know that I can give more. Pazzini? He is an important player for us, he was essential last year. Petagna did well when he came on, we cannot blame him for anything.”
“I was ready on the bench to help the team, I am training well, I feel good, I was excited and I made some mistakes, I was hoping to do better, it would’ve been a great thing to score straightaway,” said Andrea Petagna (rated 5.5), who replaced El Shaarawy (Stephan got the lowest rating – 4). “I tried to help the team in the high balls, hopefully we will do better next time. We must all be ready for Wednesday because we will play a very important match for the season and we have to do well.”
According to Mediaset, Milan will try to sign Davide Astori if they make it to the group stage. It seems that all of Milan’s transfer targets depend on the qualification to the next stage of the Champions League. Milan have to pick themselves up.