Former Fiorentina boss Delio Rossi has commended Riccardo Montolivo's professionalism ahead of Milan's game against the Viola on Saturday.
The 27-year-old left Florence in the summer on a free transfer after refusing to sign a contract extension with the club, but his ex-Coach has hailed the way in which he performed during his last few months in Tuscany.
“Riccardo is a great professional,” he told Firenze Viola. “I did not like the situation that had surrounded him, but I kept picking him because he has great feelings for Fiorentina.
“He was always a leader in the dressing room, it was just some details on his contract that kept him from staying.”
Montolivo joined Milan during the off-season and has played 10 Serie A games for the Rossoneri, scoring two goals.
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