Saturday February 23 2013
Montella: 'Don't get euphoric'

Vincenzo Montella is afraid the 4-1 demolition of Inter will lead Fiorentina to “get too euphoric” ahead of their trip to Bologna.

The Viola were absolutely dominant last week, but here are without the suspended David Pizarro, while Mati Fernandez and Facundo Roncaglia are injured.

There are also fears the game might not go ahead after heavy snowfall over the Stadio Dall’Ara.

“We have to think that tomorrow we will play, unless of course we get news suggesting otherwise,” said Montella in his Press conference.

“We must be able to absorb the victory over Inter and we worked on that during the week. It wasn’t easy, because in the city you can breathe the sense of pride.

“We are facing a side that does not deserve to be in the relegation battle and cannot be caught unprepared. I can’t understand why Bologna are so far down the standings, as they have an experienced Coach and strikers of real quality. It’s going to be a dangerous game for us.

“A great deal of our results depend on the tactical development of games. It all gets decided in the final third. The ideal for us would be to keep possession and move the ball around more quickly.

“We intend to carry on the same attitude whether home or away, though it hasn’t always happened. We are ambitious and always want to win.”

With Pizarro’s absence, it is possible January signing Momo Sissoko will get his first Fiorentina start.

“He is not at his best, even if he can play when not 100 per cent. He has improved a great deal recently and has certain characteristics that are useful for all teams,” continued Montella.

“If we lose, then we must not hide behind Pizarro’s absence. It is difficult to replace him, even if we have players like Giulio Migliaccio and Sissoko.”

Fiorentina are in sixth place, but only two points off the third Champions League spot.

“It’s wide open and the difference could be one point between those who go to Europe and the team left at home.”

Fiorentina squad for Bologna: Aquilani, Borja Valero, Compper, Cuadrado, El Hamdaoui, Jovetic, Larrondo, Ljajic, Llama, Lupatelli, Migliaccio, Neto, Pasqual, Rodriguez, Romulo, Savic, Sissoko, Tomovic, Toni, Viviano, Wolski

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