Interviewed in the press room, Riccardo Montolivo spoke ahead of the clash with Genoa.
“The principle difficulty above all is the environment. It’s not easy to play in their stadium [Stadio Luigi Ferraris]. In addition, Genoa is coming from a difficult moment and would like to get a result. They will find us well prepared”.
Montolivo then commented on fellow midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, who has gotten off to a stellar start to the season.
“Bonaventura? He’s a reliable played and one that can play many difficult roles. He has the quality to make a difference”.
“Differences from last year? It’s difficult to make comparisons. This year, there’s a lot of desire to revitalize ourselves. We want to show the value of this time and it’s superior to the one in respect from last year. In respect to last year, something has changed and for example it’s the way we react when we let a goal in. Another example is in the last few games we continued to do what we had to do. And from this point of view we have had encouraging reactions.”