Montolivo said: “We always play to win. Last year we played well at the Olimpico and I hope this year will be the same.
“Roma are a great side and they are proving it in Italy and in Europe. It will be a very difficult match but we will do our best.
The U-21 international added: “I am sure we will play an aggressive match although we will also need to be very careful.
“I am sorry for Sunday’s defeat, as we should have won. As to my personal performances, I am pleased because I feel I am improving, although I know I can still do better.
“I am glad to hear about the compliments I am receiving, but I know that I must keep on working.
“I still need to prove everything – two good matches are not enough to show the true value of a player.
“I have grown a lot from a physical and mental point of view, also thanks to the technical staff.
“But this road for me has just begun. Now I only want to concentrate on Sunday’s match.”