Thursday November 7 2013
Montella slams Viola concentration

Vincenzo Montella was not entirely happy with Fiorentina’s 2-1 victory away to Pandurii. “We need to work on concentration.”

The Viola were trailing 1-0 for much of the game, but Ryder Matos and Borja Valero turned it around in the final five minutes, both on Juan Guillermo Cuadrado assists.

Fiorentina have already qualified for the Europa League knockouts on a 100 per cent record.

“This match had many positives and many areas we need to work on, including concentration,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“There was the desire to take the initiative, but we wasted far too many chances. We are far superior to Pandurii, so we need to work in order to improve.”

Cuadrado started out in a central midfield role, but moved to the right in the second half.

“He did well in possession, a little less well without the ball, but it was the first time he was playing there. We know he’s much better as a winger,” continued Montella.

“If I had to choose a player of the match, it’d be Joaquin, as he proved he wanted to win right to the end. Everyone should follow his example.

“Now we will try to beat Sampdoria, but there are regrets that we used up more energy than we should’ve done today.”

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