Bologna thought they were safe from relegation after reaching the 40-point mark, but that's not certain now with a run of five consecutive defeats.
"I had already seen some improvements in the game against Cesena, while we played very well at Milan and even our opponents admitted a draw would've been the right result," said the Coach.
"Playing with that attitude in front of 70,000 people at San Siro allows us to be in the best state of mind for the derby.
"The atmosphere in the locker room is excellent. After a period of bitterness, we are smiling again."