Sinisa Mihajlovic has warned Adrian Mutu that “he starts from scratch and needs to win back” the faith of Fiorentina.
The Romanian was brought back into the squad this week after his huge row with the club over a potential move to Cesena, having stormed out of a training session.
“Mutu starts from scratch,” noted Mihajlovic. “He needs to win back our faith with action, not just words. He has to do the same with his teammates.
“Yesterday he had his first training session with us and did well. He seemed motivated, so I'll put him on the bench.
“Everyone has to stop talking and prove themselves. The same goes for Riccardo Montolivo, who won't become a leader with words, but with action on the field. If he always shows that grit, determination and effort, then it's easier to become a leader.”
The Coach also hailed young defender Michele Camporese, who could again start with Parma tomorrow.
“I have played with the greatest defenders and in my view he reminds me of Aldair. He has the same calm, even if at times he goes over the top, but that just proves he believes in his qualities. I trust him.
“Parma are in the same situation we were in a few days ago, so we must expect a concentrated and gritty performance. It's a difficult fixture that could become easy, it all depends on our attitude.
“In technical terms, I think Fiorentina have more quality than Parma, but we mustn't assume we'll win just because we have a stronger squad.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.