By FOX Sports Staff
The Viola are currently one point behind the Rossoneri in the race for a place in next season's Champions League and have just five games within which to overtake them.
Inter are next in the standings but are five points behind and have already admitted defeat in their pursuit of a third-place finish.
Montella, who only took over at the helm last June, is determined to be successful in that endeavour and stated that his club would do their best in the final stages of the season.
"We are ready for this mini-tournament of the last five rounds and are aware anything can happen," said Montella on Sport Mediaset.
"Our primary objective is to consolidate our current position in the table, then try to catch Milan. We know that this will depend on both our own results and those of the Rossoneri.
"We must try to do our best. Milan are a club built to reach certain targets, so they won't let themselves get affected by the fact Fiorentina are a point behind them.
"In fact, we still need to secure our qualification for the Europa League, which at the start of the season was considered an ambitious and impressive target.
"Fiorentina have their own identity and we built this team on the transfer market to play a certain type of football."
The former Roma striker also stated that he was not surprised to see Stevan Jovetic linked with top clubs in recent months.
"He has undoubted qualities and is a complete player who has not yet expressed himself to the full. In my view, he can and must aim for the top," Montella commented.
"Adem Ljajic is already a guarantee for us, although that's not to say he will take Jo-Jo's place should he eventually leave. Ljajic can still grow a great deal, but he mustn't rest on his laurels."
Finally, the club also received good news in the form of Giuseppe Rossi's impending return to full training following a clearance by the medical department.
"I am sure he will return stronger than ever, although I'm not entirely sure when that will be. We must not rush him or run risks.
"We hope to have him back in the last game of the year."