Delio Rossi is “very happy” with Fiorentina’s victory and their adoption of the new 3-5-2 tactical system.
“We knew this was a delicate encounter for us and wanted to start 2012 on the right foot,” said the Coach after their 3-0 win away to Novara .
“We stepped on to the field with this new 3-5-2, which we worked very hard on during the winter break, and I am very happy with how it went.”
It’s a particularly impressive result considering there were no genuine strikers in the squad for this game, as Santiago Silva and Khouma Babacar are unavailable. It also came just days after Alberto Gilardino was sold to Genoa.
“We do not need static centre-forwards. We need players who are good at movement on and off the ball,” continued Rossi.
“Of course it’s always difficult to find good players in the January transfer market, but the club know what we are looking for.”
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