AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso is seeking greater intensity from his players after their 0-0 draw with Napoli.
The two teams meet again on Tuesday for the Coppa Italia quarterfinal.
“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV.
“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.
“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.
“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.
“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs.”