Riccardo Montolivo is in no doubt as to what is required from his Milan teammates in facing Barcelona this week.
Tuesday evening at San Siro sees the Italians once more host the Catalans, as matchday three of the Champions League group stage gets underway.
For the Rossoneri’s creative midfielder, the task facing him and his teammates is clear.
“We must have great concentration and attention, limiting the spaces between the lines and exploiting counterattacks like in last year’s game,” mused Montolivo to reporters today.
“The team spirit, the attitude and the right approach to the game will be essential to do well against Barcelona.
“We believe [in a good result]. This team can still give a lot and has not fully expressed its full potential yet.
“This match can give us the necessary boost to grow as team.
“The match between Juventus and Fiorentina shows how strange football can be.
“The match can change from one moment to the next and this is what is beautiful about football. We believe.
“This team has not shown its full potential and this game can give us the necessary motivation to improve.
“The team made big steps forward on Saturday in the 1-0 win over Udinese and we were all on the same wavelength.”