Montolivo: AC Milan were terrible against Hellas Verona
The Rossoneri lost their first match of the Serie A season to the newly promoted side with a result of 2-1 after Luca Toni managed to score two goals for the Gialloblu at their home stadium.
Montolivo spoke to Sky Sports and revealed his take on the match, while commenting on where AC Milan could use improvement.
“It was a bad performance. Now we have the chance to play another game right away so we can turn the page,” said The Diavolo captain, referring to the team’s Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven on August 28.
“We started well, but suddenly stopped play as hard and were exposed to their counter attacks.
“There is a lot of work to be done, we lacked a little bit of everything.
“Mario Balotelli knows that he must restrict certain sides of his character. He can’t always take admonitions.
“He has worked hard through the struggle like the rest of us, but the blame of the defeat is on the whole team.
“Underestimate the opponent? We didn’t underestimate anyone.
“We just have to do something more. There’s no malice, but we lacked a little bit of everything.”