Thursday October 4 2012
Mondonico: Fiorentina not incisive

Former Fiorentina Coach Emiliano Mondonico has criticised the Viola ahead of their game against Bologna on Sunday.

The 65-year-old tactician, who spent just one season at the Stadio Artmeio Franchi between 2003 and 2004, has picked apart Vincenzo Montella's side after their defeat to Inter last weekend, but has also praised their start to the season.

“When you play well and do not win, that is a problem,” he told Lady Radio. “But if you play badly and lose, then you know how to fix things. Fiorentina at the moment are having so much possession, but are not incisive enough inside the area.

“With Inter we were fooled by the position of Philippe Coutinho, and his movement created problems for David Pizarro and Borja Valero.

“If I had to sacrifice a player after what we saw on Sunday, it would be Pizarro.”

The one-time Napoli man also commented on how the Florentine team can improve, and the threat posed by Stefano Poli's side.

“Bologna revolve around Alberto Gilardino,” he said. “They play with a midfield diamond, so I think we should play Romulo. Giulio Migliaccio and a destroyer of some kind in midfield.”

Fiorentina host Bologna on Sunday October 7, kick off 14.00 BST.