Wednesday October 31 2012
Del Neri impressed by former pupil

Genoa boss Gigi Del Neri respects the tactical ability of Fiorentina’s Vincenzo Montella – a former striker of his at Roma.

“He was already very alert when he played,” Del Neri stated on Wednesday ahead of tomorrow night’s clash between the two clubs.

“I got to know him when he perhaps already had in mind that he wanted to become a Coach. He’s very talented and he’s proving that.

“Fiorentina are an excellent side, but perhaps they are less efficient away from home.”

The Viola have yet to win on their travels this term, while former Sampdoria boss Del Neri will make his home debut at the Ferraris on Thursday.

“It’ll be emotional,” he stated. “In football, you are respected if you show respect. I want my side to play with balance, but also with strength in attack.”

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