AC Milan defender Mattia Caldara has stressed the importance of unity if the team are to go on a run of victories.
The Rossoneri have struggled to start the season having lost two of their opening four games under new head coach Marco Giampaolo.
In that period they have scored just two goals – one from open play – and the team suffered a damaging defeat on Saturday against rivals Inter.
Caldara has not played since April when he suffered a serious ligament injury against Lazio, and has been on the road to recovery since.
Calciomercato.com reported recently the former Juventus will be back in action in early October, with the medical staff taking an understandably cautious approach with him.
The Rossoneri plan to have him at full capacity by the end of 2019, the outlet confirmed, and they see him as the perfect long-term partner for captain Alessio Romagnoli.
Caldara spoke at an event called Fondazione Milan in the Community on Monday, stressing the importance of team spirit moving forward.
“From the first years of my career my coaches have always taught me that ‘we’ comes before ‘I’,” he said, as per Calciomercato.
“We must always think and reason as a team, the group comes first because only in this way do the victories and consequently also personal satisfactions arrive.
“To reach the goals you need a lot of training and many sacrifices to be ready on Sunday, or to recover from a moment of difficulty like an injury.”