AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo admits the Serie A football derby against Inter on Sunday is “crucial” for his side’s season.
Inter are fourth in the Serie A table, having mustered 41 points from 21 matches while Milan are sixth with 33 points.
The Rossoneri captain was present at a press conference on Thursday to promote Sunday’s Derby della Madonnina as a ‘Match for Peace’ and discussed the season so far, reports football-italia.com.
“The regret from the season so far is we’ve failed to make the leap,” Montolivo reflected.
“We haven’t been consistent, and the derby is a crucial game to keep our hopes of a high finish alive.
Milan beat Alessandria in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final this week.
“We’re close to the Coppa Italia final, we’ve worked well,” the midfielder said.