Friday February 14 2014
Montella: We're a bit tired

Vincenzo Montella has admitted that his Fiorentina side are ‘a bit tired’ after their Coppa exploits in midweek.

The Tuscan side made it to the final of the Coppa Italia after beating Udinese 2-0 on Tuesday evening.

But ahead of their League clash with Inter tomorrow, the Coach has conceded that his men may not be at their best physically.

“The team is a bit tired,” he told a Press conference. “But it will be essential to restore our physical and mental well-being.

“It’s going to be a difficult game though because Inter have some great players who can really damage us.

“Hernanes has come in and has improved them already. He’s a strong player and brings an element of unpredictability.

“Of course, we’re on a high after the cup win, but we can’t be too euphoric. We want to play with confidence, but we can’t be overconfident.”

Montella then commented on Mario Gomez’s fitness and whether last year’s loss to Inter will make any difference.

“Mario is training well. He’s enthusiastic about playing, but he’s still not physically in top condition.

“Hopefully he’ll be able to play a little part tomorrow, but we’ll have to wait and see.

“This game’s a game in and of itself. It’s a whole different story to the match last year.”

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