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Thursday October 15 2015
'Milan no time for beauty'

Riccardo Montolivo explains Milan will have to 'sacrifice beauty' to defeat Torino, and explains the team 'has to improve in many ways'.

The Rossoneri went into the international break after a terrible 4-0 defeat to Napoli, and will now be looking to raise themselves up again.

“Against Torino we'll be facing a very difficult game,” he told Tuttosport. “They're a team in a good condition, with a consolidated game.

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Friday October 2 2015
Montolivo: ‘Milan must do more’

Riccardo Montolivo admits Milan “must do more”, following a dressing-down from CEO Adriano Galliani.

Following an indifferent start to the season, the director and Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic had some harsh words for the players at Milanello on Tuesday.

“The club are right to intervene when they think the team needs some stimulus,” Montolivo told Premium Sport.

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Friday October 2 2015
'Napoli strong attack, but Milan...'

Riccardo Montolivo looks forward to Milan-Napoli, and believes both teams have strong attacks but a weak defence.

The game kicks off this Sunday at 19:45 UK time.

The Partenopei are flying high after their spectacular 2-0 win against Legia Warsaw, but the Rossoneri cannot afford a pessimistic outlook.

“Our team must not and cannot fail,” the Rossoneri captain told Il Corriere dello Sport. “We no longer have any excuses, we must pick ourselves up.

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Friday October 2 2015
Monto: 'Forever grateful to Miha'

Riccardo Montolivo says he'll be 'forever grateful' to Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic for having believed in him, and examines Milan's season so far.

The midfielder had a difficult last season, but he is slowly winning back a place amid the Rossoneri starters.

“I had a difficult summer,” he admitted to Il Corriere dello Sport. “In terms of the media, there was great skepticism towards me. [Playing] was a great satisfaction.

“Mihajlovic and I have always agreed that my best position is ahead of the defence.

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Thursday September 24 2015
‘Balotelli showed maturity’

Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo praises Mario Balotelli’s “maturity” but “we’ll see if he’s changed or not”.

The striker scored the first goal of his second spell with the Rossoneri in Tuesday’s win over Udinese, winning praise for keeping a cool head after rough treatment from Zebrette defenders.

“I told him to prove that he’s changed, not with talk,” Montolivo told Premium Sport.

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Wednesday September 23 2015
Montolivo: ‘Milan needed away win’

Riccardo Montolivo admits Milan “needed an away win” after beating Udinese last night.

The Rossoneri held on for a 3-2 win, but almost let the game slip having held a 2-0 advantage at half-time.

“We needed an away win,” Montolivo told Milan Channel.

“We need consistency. The difficulties we had in the second half were down to their change in formation, we were too slow in changing our approach.

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Monday September 21 2015
De Jong: ‘Milan on the right track’

Nigel De Jong believes Milan are “on the right track” but expects a tough test against Udinese.

The Rossoneri travel to Friuli tomorrow to take on Stefano Colantuono’s side, and the Dutch international expects a difficult game.

“We’re on the right track,” De Jong told assembled media in the pre-match Press conference.

“Although I didn’t play the last two games, I’ve always encouraged my teammates. We’re expecting a difficult match tomorrow, but we want to bring home three points.”

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Sunday September 20 2015
Berlusconi: 'Rather Balo than Ibra'

President Silvio Berlusconi admires the new Milan and feels it’s better to have Mario Balotelli than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The patron spoke to reporters when leaving a dinner with CEO Adriano Galliani, having been in the stands for a 3-2 victory over Palermo.

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Friday September 18 2015
De Jong: ‘Milan can do well’

Nigel De Jong believes Milan ‘can do well this season’ and discusses competition in the squad.

The Dutch international was dropped in favour of Riccardo Montolivo for the derby with Inter, but insists every player is happy to play their part.

“We have a competitive team,” De Jong explained in a Press conference ahead of the Palermo game.

“Whoever isn’t playing accepts their place on the bench, there are 25 of us and we must be positive because we’re all important.

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Friday September 18 2015
Montolivo: 'Points not plaudits'

Riccardo Montolivo believes Milan’s clash with Palermo is ‘more important’ than last week’s Derby - ‘we need points’.

The Rossoneri were defeated 1-0 by Inter in Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina, but the Italian international insists this weekend’s fixture is even more important.

“Tomorrow’s match is an important test,” Montolivo said in a pre-match Press conference.

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