... just a little too eager.
That's my impression too, TBH.
But it's not a fundamental problem and I don't consider it too serious yet. It hasn't cost him very much (might have to reconsider that at the end of the season), and the performance itself has been top-notch.
He just needs to string a series of incident free races together and the rest will sort itself.
The pressure is certainly on, and it won't vanish if one's supposed to be Ferraris lead driver.
Maybe I'm simply too cynic, but I don't give Montezemolos words much value one way or another. At this point in time he would always talk like that, regardless of what goes on behind the scenes. That goes for his words about Massa also.
At the end of the day, both drivers have to meet certain expectations from the managment. If they do, all will be fine. If not, it won't help either of them to point at this interview and how LdM has backed them (apparently).