Sunday September 16 2012
Maran: 'Fiorentina among the best'

Catania Coach Rolando Maran inherited Vincenzo Montella’s job and insists today’s opponents Fiorentina “are among the best in Serie A.”

Montella faces his former club this afternoon and Maran hopes to secure the Elefantini’s first ever victory at the Stadio Franchi. Click here for a match preview.

“We worked well during the break for international duty and prepared for this game the way we wanted to,” said the Catania Coach.

“There is the same hunger as in the other games and I am focused entirely on Catania, who will go out there to be protagonists.

“It won’t be easy, as Fiorentina are among the best in Serie A this season, but we have reason to feel confident.”

The Sicilians already caused an upset this term by holding Scudetto contenders Roma to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

“With the right adjustments and by making the most of our characteristics and qualities, we can give a sense of consistency to the performances we’ve had so far.

“Fiorentina are good at giving few tactical reference points, so we must work hard to cover the spaces and capitalise on our attacking runs.”

Catania squad for Fiorentina: Andujar, Frison, Terracciano; Alvarez, Bellusci, Capuano, Legrottaglie, Marchese, Rolín, Spolli; Almiron, Barrientos, Biagianti, Castro, Izco, Lodi, Ricchiuti, Salifu, Sciacca; Bergessio, Doukara, Gomez

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