Stefano Pioli memuji "mentaliti matang" AC Milan sambil mengakui pasukannya sedang melalui waktu sukar daripada segi prestasi.
Milan have not won in four games but will use their poor form as a stepping stone towards improvement, according to Stefano Pioli.
Milan are four points adrift of Inter following their derby loss but Stefano Pioli sees a determined and willing group.
Stefano Pioli berkata Milan tidak lagi senang hanya memainkan peranan sebagai pencabar dalam perlumbaan gelaran Serie A dan akan bekerja keras untuk pulih daripada kekalahan kepada Inter.
Stefano Pioli is keen to ensure Milan's standards do not slip, calling for hard work after a third straight winless match.
Milan face Inter in a huge match at the top of Serie A and Stefano Pioli and Antonio Conte acknowledged there is plenty on the line.
Milan showed a vulnerable side again as their dip in form continued with a 2-2 draw against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
Milan face Serie A title rivals Inter this weekend, but Stefano Pioli is not looking beyond Thursday's Europa League game.
Serie A leaders Milan failed to register a shot on target as they were beaten 2-0 by Spezia, much to the frustration of boss Stefano Pioli.
Milan have key players on expiring contracts, yet their head coach is calm over the prospect of losing pivotal members of his squad.