Riccardo Montolivo has admitted that he will not celebrate should he score for Milan against former club Fiorentina this weekend.
“I don’t think it would be right,” he stated. “Not celebrating would be the best way to respect my seven years in Viola.
“It won’t be just another game for me. I was in Florence for some time and I definitely can’t forget that.”
The midfielder joined the Diavolo in the summer on a free transfer and is now starting to make an impact after a difficult beginning.
“I think the turning point for myself was the derby against Inter,” he added. “That was the game where I started playing with more conviction and gave what I always thought I would be able to give with this jersey.
“I’m really happy to be at Milan, a great club, perhaps the biggest,” continued the Italian international.
“I’m playing in the most beautiful stadium in the world and I have no regrets about joining the Rossoneri.”
Montolivo had a difficult final season in Tuscany given that he openly refused to sign a new contract with the Viola.
“I was blamed for a lot of things, but I always gave my best for that shirt,” he explained. “My regret is that I was never able to speak with the club owners, just the directors with whom I had issues with.
“I’m now happy that Fiorentina have been re-born because the city deserves a strong team, but I’m now at Milan and I want to win.”