There is a four-point gap between second and third going into tomorrow night's showdown at San Siro.
"It's a shame that we won't have Balotelli, but in any case we must not repeat the mistakes we made against Fiorentina," said the Coach in his Press conference.
"We had almost secured third place when leading 2-0 in Florence, but this is the situation and we now have to roll our sleeves up to get as many points as possible to reach the Champions League.
"The lads have achieved a great deal so far this season, but a six-point advantage over fourth is not enough. The team needs to mature and you reach that by making mistakes and learning from them."