Wednesday October 2 2013
Montella wants Fiorentina 'furore'

Vincenzo Montella demands “sporting furore” from Fiorentina against Dnipro in the Europa League and stands by Neto.

The Viola play in Ukraine on Thursday at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT), having won their opener 3-0 over Pacos Ferreira, while Dnipro earned a 1-0 victory away to Pandurii.

“We got the first half wrong against Parma, so we want to understand the difficulties of that game and learn from them,” he said in his Press conference, referring to a 2-2 draw on Monday night.

“Tomorrow I want to see sporting furore on the field. I asked the team to control the various phases of the game better, especially the final minutes. At least the draw with Parma will help us to grow in that sense.

“Our club cares about the Europa League and we want to do well. Dnipro seem very strong, compact and with quality players.”

The injury list is growing, as Giuseppe Rossi has a muscular problem, Josip Ilicic is not 100 per cent fit, while Mario Gomez is out for two months.

“Thankfully Rossi’s problem is minor, but it’ll be tough for him to recover in time to face Lazio this weekend. He’ll work in training to see if he can manage it.”

Goalkeeper Neto was most heavily criticised for the last-gasp equaliser against Parma, but Montella continues to stand by him.

“I expect from Neto what I expect from everyone: grit and determination. Every performance is a test and none of us can afford these drops in concentration towards the end.”

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