MILAN – Riccardo Montolivo was a guest on Milan Channel yesterday and he spoke about the atmosphere at the club after the convincing 3-0 victory in the derby over Inter. He said: It was a very special Monday, yesterday night was a special night for all the Milan fans and for all of us, a night that maybe had been missing for a long time, too long. From tomorrow we will concentrate on Palermo and not on Europe. Our celebrations ended yesterday evening but now we must concentrate on the next match. The derby is a special game, it is the best game of the year znd yesterday we took revenge for the defeat in the first match. But it isn’t enough, too many times this season we have lacked consistency so Wednesday is a fundamental match.”

The Milan captain also spoke about the 4-4-2 set-up which Mihajlovic had decided to keep using. “The 4-42 system at the moment is giving us more certainties. I think this team can also play with a 4-3-3 but at the moment we are playing better with a 4-4-2. We have an excellent relationship with Mihajlovic and his staff and I think some of the difficulties have also made this relationships stronger. I think we have always shown the right spirit even in the worst moments or the worst performances. The coach has definitely improved since his days in Florence thanks also to his staff, they know how to worl well. At times it seems they are not even there but for us they are very good at what they do and they are important.”