Friday May 3 2013
Montella respects Roma threat

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella expects former club Roma to test his side’s Champions League ambitions this weekend.

The Viola, just one point behind third-placed Milan, will entertain the Giallorossi in Tuscany on Saturday night.

“We will be taking on a great side,” the tactician, who played for and bossed the Giallorossi, stated on Friday.

“They have some great players and you can lose against a team like them. I’d take Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Erik Lamela out of their side.”

Fiorentina have been a revelation this season, but Montella is remaining cool despite being within touching distance of qualifying for next season’s European Cup.

“Let us consolidate our place in the Europa League,” he noted. “After that we’ll then see about the rest and the duel with Milan.

“The Rossoneri have a lot more experience than we do, but my side is alive and we’re going through a good moment.”