Sunday January 6 2013
Montella: 'Perin was incredible'

Vincenzo Montella still complimented Fiorentina – and Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin – after today’s shock home defeat.

“I have to compliment the guys on their performance today, as they played very well overall,” said the Coach.

The Viola had been unbeaten at the Stadio Franchi this season, but strugglers Pescara earned a totally unexpected 2-0 victory.

“In the first half we created numerous scoring opportunities and football is great also because there are games like this where the ball won’t go in.

“It is a bump in the road, but I am not worried by this defeat. Perin performed some incredible saves.”

Fiorentina remain joint third with Inter, but could’ve closed up on leaders Juventus.

“We can look at the table in the long run, but what remains from this afternoon is the performance.

“The team used up a lot of energy knocking on Pescara’s door in the first half and could not find a way through. After the break, we tried to solve the problems more as individuals than a unit.”

David Pizarro also went off with a nasty knock and will undergo tests.

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