Bertolacci desperate for fresh start after underwhelming first season at Milan
Andrea Bertolacci is desperate to make a fresh start at AC Milan after an underwhelming 2015-16 campaign.
The 25-year-old joined Milan from Roma in June 2015 for a transfer fee in the region of €20 million, but failed to live up to the high expectations at San Siro.
Bertolacci refuses to make excuses, though, and wants to set the record straight in 2016-17.
"I don't want to make excuses. I must learn from the past experiences, both positive and negative, and start again with the will to train hard," the midfielder told the official Milan website.
"In the past seasons I always scored four to six goals. Scoring only one, last season, was a real disappointment for the team and for myself.
"This year I want a fresh start and I am sure that with dedication and grit the goals will come. In the end, we will see the results on the pitch.
"I hope that coach [Vincenzo] Montella's style of play can help me a lot, it could be a very important opportunity. Everybody will try and follow the coach's ideas because he can really bring out our qualities.
"No more words, let's put our efforts on the pitch."