Sunday November 24 2013
Montella: 'Fiorentina too frenetic'

Vincenzo Montella explained Fiorentina’s defeat to Udinese as his men being “too frenetic and losing the joy.”

The Viola were dominant for long periods at the Stadio Friuli, but were still beaten 1-0 and risked conceding several more on the counter-attack late on.

“We didn’t play a good second half after creating chances that we should’ve taken,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We were too frenetic and that did not allow us to play our usual style of football. We weren’t playing as a team unit and lost the joy of passing the ball around, which is something this side needs.

“There was also a silly error on the goal that we conceded from a set play. Teams that win are the ones who don’t concede, though at times you have to take into account the talents of your opponents too.”

Montella warned Fiorentina are really starting to miss Mario Gomez, who is on the road to recovery from a knee injury.

“He is the kind of player we are lacking and he probably would’ve scored today.”