Wednesday November 6 2013
Montella: 'Win Europa group'

Vincenzo Montella warns Fiorentina they need to keep pushing Pandurii because “it’s important to win the Europa League group.”

The Viola are practically qualified for the next round anyway, having won all three games with eight goals scored and one conceded. They are three in front of Dnipro and eight ahead of both Pandurii and Pacos Ferreira.

Fiorentina travel to Romania on Thursday at 18.00 GMT.

“I think it’s important to win the Europa League group and we want to keep doing well,” said Montella in his Press conference.

“Will I rotate the squad? The idea remains to put the best team possible on to the pitch. We’ll see if we can bring some youngsters on to the bench and maybe introduce them during the game, but there is no rush.

“Giuseppe Rossi was out for two years, so with Mario Gomez injured he had less time to rest. He wasn’t in great shape against Milan, so I thought it best he stay behind in Florence and train.

“It’s pleasing that Fiorentina are gaining a certain mentality in Europe, especially away from home. We have players with great technical quality who do better in space, so it might actually be easier to play away.

“We care about this competition and are eager to do well tomorrow too.”

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