"We have a great relationship. He has surprised me a lot this year because he has shown he knows how to manage an important team like Lazio. He is showing what he can do on a big stage."
Finally, Montella admitted his surprise at the job done this season by his Lazio counterpart, Simone Inzaghi.
Montella was then asked about new loan signing Gerard Deulofeu, whose moment of brilliance enabled Pasalic to tap home for the winner against Bologna.
Vincenzo Montella urges Milan to use the memory of beating Bologna whenever the going gets tough in the future.
"We have had some great performances but not won, so we need to overcome those difficulties with character and do something more."
The tactician, however, was not as pleased with Colombian forward Carlos Bacca's recent efforts.
"He is an important Milan player. My job is to get the best out of him. In the past, he has done better and not just in terms of goals."
"We have been working for weeks on the fact that not many players have been getting into the penalty area.
"In Bologna, with nine men, we had more players getting into the area than with 11. That shows we need to have more courage.
"There were a thousand reasons to make excuses, instead they were professional. It should be an example and a 21点官网memory that we use 线上足球投注every time.
The former Fiorentina boss added that he wants to see his team become more courageous in attack.
"It is right to give him a lot of praise for what he did. It's fine to do it in the media but I also like to praise the others."
The Rossoneri sensationally won at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara despite being reduced to nine men, thanks to a late goal on the break by Mario Pasalic.
"I am very proud, there is a spirit here because we are a true team. The targets are always high, we need this spirit shown in Bologna in ord网上21点er to achieve our aims."
"Congratulations to the group because they were great in Bologna," Montella told reporters as he looked ahead to tomorrow's clash with Lazio.