Friday October 4 2013
Montolivo: Juventus still hungry

Milan’s Riccardo Montolivo doesn’t believe Juventus – who they will face on Sunday – are lacking hunger after recent success.

The Old Lady have won two Scudetti and two Italian Super Cups over the last two seasons, but they’ve not had the easiest of starts to the present campaign which has raised some doubts about their motivation.

“I don’t think they have a full stomach,” the Italian international told Tuttosport. “They demonstrated that against Galatasaray.

“They went a goal down but still showed their ferociousness to recover. The goal they conceded just minutes after they had made it 2-1 was just one of those incidents.

“If you leave that to one side, we saw the same old Juve. They’ll be aggressive and nasty on Sunday, but so will Milan.”

While Juve have still managed to collect 16 points from a possible 18, Milan have picked up just eight points from six games.

“We need points as we have dropped too many,” the former Fiorentina man noted. “But if we lose it is too early in the season to make a drama out of it.

“But if we return from Turin with a positive result then that will be important for our self confidence. It would give us a bit more security.”