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Montolivo: ‘Didn’t expect Milan problems’

Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo admits “nobody expected so many problems” at the start of the season.

The Rossoneri spent big in the summer to sign the likes of Lucas Biglia, Leonardo Bonucci and Nikola Kalinic, but they’re currently in the bottom half of Serie A, 12 points from a Champions League place.

“Nobody expected so many problems,” Montolivo confessed, speaking to Sky.

“That’s why it was difficult to find balance, we’re working to get out of this complicated period.

“My desires match up with those of Milan. The goal is to overcome these difficulties and find the consistency we missed in 2017.

“The psychological aspect has been important, I hope the Coppa Italia derby we won gives us an important boost.

“To get back to what Milan should be is a long process. Right now fans just want to see a compact team and that’s a quicker process.

“We’ve lost a lot of ground in the league, the ones at the top are going strong. The two cups are concrete objectives for us and it’d be nice to get to the end in both.

“We didn’t expect all these obstacles, and when you’re not ready to face certain difficulties what happened to us is the result.

“Everyone must work to find himself.”

Montolivo also discussed his own season, as well as some of his teammates.

“I had a difficult summer, but I never looked for excuses or someone to blame. I just tried to work, improve, and make myself ready.

“It wasn’t easy to be out at the beginning but then I seized my chance.

“Leonardo Bonucci? Leo and I have known each other for many years, there were no problems with him.

“Everyone wants to get out of this situation together so we don’t talk about old and new. Our dressing room is united.

“I hope 2018 will be the year of [Patrick] Cutrone. He’s been a nice surprise, but we need to remember that the difficult part comes now, when everyone expects to much from him.

“Patrick has the right mentality so I’m sure he’ll make it.”

At the start of the season Vincenzo Montella was on the Rossoneri bench, but he’s been replaced by Gennaro Gattuso.

“He’s working with great passion and seriousness,” Montolivo assured.

“No-one cares more about the fate of Milan. Rino’s greatest quality is to have great balance after the game, whether you win or lose his attitude doesn’t change.

“That’s an important quality.”

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09 Aug 2018, 04:02

It really infuriates me how we're treating Monty this summer. I have no doubt in my mind that he'd be willing to take a pay cut to stay here. He bleeds for the shirt and has been the ultimate professional in the entirety of his stay here, tabloids be damned. Gattuso has been talking about having good characters and leaders in the club - well, then why the fuck are we looking to release our former captain? I love our coach, but if he seriously thinks that Bertofuckinglacci is more valuable being in the squad than Monty is, then he's got a tumor pressing in on his brain.

In the end, these are the three most important things I want to see from my club: 1) That we play good football, 2) that we win, and 3) that we treat our players, staff, etc. with respect and as human beings. Right now it's a fucking disgrace what we're doing with Monty. We pulled that petty shit with Ambro, too, and it was a total embarrassment then, as it still is. And unless I've got it all wrong and have come to understood us in the wrong way, our history and pedigree, outside of winning, has been defined by our familial and working class swagger, but I fear we've slowly lost that these last 8-10 years. Milan has felt like a business, and Monty really epitomizes this shift in footballing tradition. We recruit players based on our traditions yet don't treat all of our players like our traditions demand. It's fucking pitiable and sad.

If Monty does leave this summer, I hope he'll go to a fairly stable Serie A club. Bologna could use some leadership, and I'm sure Inzaghi would love to have an experienced midfielder to help keep his team in Serie A. Atalanta would also be good, as they're still competitive, but the pressure to be world class isn't there game-in, game-out. Finally, maybe Empoli could be a good option as well, reuniting with Pasqual and going back to Tuscancy.

Anyhoo, I doubt more than myself will read this, but whatever. Cheers.
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09 Aug 2018, 11:50

LemonCookies wrote:
It really infuriates me how we're treating Monty this summer. I have no doubt in my mind that he'd be willing to take a pay cut to stay here. He bleeds for the shirt and has been the ultimate professional in the entirety of his stay here, tabloids be damned. Gattuso has been talking about having good characters and leaders in the club - well, then why the fuck are we looking to release our former captain? I love our coach, but if he seriously thinks that Bertofuckinglacci is more valuable being in the squad than Monty is, then he's got a tumor pressing in on his brain.

In the end, these are the three most important things I want to see from my club: 1) That we play good football, 2) that we win, and 3) that we treat our players, staff, etc. with respect and as human beings. Right now it's a fucking disgrace what we're doing with Monty. We pulled that petty shit with Ambro, too, and it was a total embarrassment then, as it still is. And unless I've got it all wrong and have come to understood us in the wrong way, our history and pedigree, outside of winning, has been defined by our familial and working class swagger, but I fear we've slowly lost that these last 8-10 years. Milan has felt like a business, and Monty really epitomizes this shift in footballing tradition. We recruit players based on our traditions yet don't treat all of our players like our traditions demand. It's fucking pitiable and sad.

If Monty does leave this summer, I hope he'll go to a fairly stable Serie A club. Bologna could use some leadership, and I'm sure Inzaghi would love to have an experienced midfielder to help keep his team in Serie A. Atalanta would also be good, as they're still competitive, but the pressure to be world class isn't there game-in, game-out. Finally, maybe Empoli could be a good option as well, reuniting with Pasqual and going back to Tuscancy.

Anyhoo, I doubt more than myself will read this, but whatever. Cheers.




He is linked - with Zaputa- to join Pippo. It's not good that he has been treated this way no matter what you think of Mont. I would of expected better from Rino - if you believe the reports. Hopefully Leo and maybe even Paolo have spoken to Monty so if he is leaving it's in a better way.
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