Sunday March 3 2013
Montella: 'I made changes'

Vincenzo Montella explains why he changed Fiorentina both before and during the 2-1 win over Chievo.

The Coach started with a 4-3-3, then surprised by replacing Stevan Jovetic for Marcelo Larrondo when it was still 1-1, but the substitute scored the winner.

“I went for a player with different characteristics and it worked not only in terms of the goal, but also the pressure,” said Montella.

“It was a tactical change that can happen, even if you are removing a talent like the Montenegrin. We created opportunities and hit the woodwork with Luca Toni, though Chievo made us suffer today.

“We were particularly troubled by their counter-attacks in the first half, but it was clear we were struggling with the tempo. I made some changes and our intensity levels increased.

“My team looked for the victory with determination and deserved the points. We were more practical than on other occasions.”

Fiorentina climb to sixth place and are just three points adrift of the Champions League spots.

“There are so many teams who are pushing hard and the scenarios are open to almost any result. I think it will be decided in the final rounds.”

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