Wednesday October 31 2012
Montella keeps Aquilani secret

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has Alberto Aquilani back at his disposal – but will he play against Genoa?

The summer signing from Liverpool, via Milan, returned to action as a substitute last weekend after being sidelined by a problematic Achilles heel injury.

“I won’t tell you whether he will play or not,” Montella stated ahead of Thursday’s Serie A game at Marassi.

“I don’t want to give them any kind of advantage. We are just all happy that a player of his calibre is at our disposal.”

The 28-year-old has played in just two Serie A games so far this term for a total of only 25 minutes.

The Viola are fifth in the standings, but they do have a weakness away from home given that they have drawn two and lost two of their four games on the road.

“We are growing a little at a time,” added the former Roma and Catania tactician. “But we are going to Liguria with the intention of bringing home all three points.”

Montella also showed respect for Genoa despite the fact that they have won just twice all season – and their last victory was in Week 4.

“Every game is difficult,” Montella noted. “Saying that, it is always better to play a side in difficulty rather than a team who are right in form.”

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