Tuesday April 16 2013
Montolivo: Let’s keep third

Riccardo Montolivo has urged his Milan side to not dwell on the past and focus on maintaining third place in the table.

The Diavolo have drawn their last two games against Fiorentina and Napoli which has seen them fail to overtake the second-placed Azzurri.

“We have to try to keep this position,” he told Milan Channel. “We have four points over Fiorentina and we are four behind Napoli.

“We were hoping to beat Napoli on Sunday so as to move closer to them in the table, but we didn't manage that. They played very well and they are a very good team.

“It was a pity, but the points we are really missing are not those from Sunday night but those from Florence where we threw away two clear points. But we have to just look ahead.”

Milan, who drew 2-2 at Fiorentina despite taking a 2-0 lead, will face League leaders Juventus in Turin this weekend.

“They are tough, both individually and also as a team,” he added. “They are deservedly top of the table.

“Andrea Pirlo is one of the best in the world in that midfield position, but there are other quality players in the Juve team.

“It will be a very tough match but we will try to win because we are Milan and we always try to win every match.”

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