Montolivo moved from Fiorentina this summer.
â€śAfter seven years in Florence, the club put me in a bad light with the fans,â€ť he told Sportweek.
â€śThey put the blame on me for the fact I would not renew the contract, but it simply wasnâ€™t fair. It couldâ€™ve gone differently, but they didnâ€™t want to meet me half-way.
â€śThe thing that hurt the most in my Viola experience was when they took the captainâ€™s armband off me.
â€śHowever, the worst moment was when the threats started appearing on the walls outside the training ground and on the Internet forums.
â€śPlaying in Florence is not easy. At least after this experience I need never fear anything in sport again.â€ť