Saturday April 19 2014
Montella commits to Fiorentina

Vincenzo Montella felt Fiorentina had the chances to trouble Roma, but assured he will remain next season.

Radja Nainggolan got on the end of an Adem Ljajic through ball for the decisive goal this evening.

“It wasn’t a beautiful move to me!” the Coach joked on Sky Sport Italia.

“Sadly it was also one of only a few Roma chances, so it’s a shame. If they have the best defensive record and are second in Serie A, there must be a reason.

“Despite this, Fiorentina had three or four good chances to score and we played our game, especially in the first half.

“It was open and exciting before the break, then we started the second half well, but both sides got tired and the tempo was slowed down.

“I find myself having to make choices each game based on the players at my disposal and the characteristics of the opposition. Undoubtedly, the squad is not what it could’ve been due to injuries.

“Cesare Prandelli knows Giuseppe Rossi and it all depends on his condition. I think from next week he will begin full training with the team, including challenges which so far we have avoided.

“Mario Gomez is feeling better, but he’s still not training with the team, so I don’t see him as much.”

There is a 24-point gap between Fiorentina in fourth and Roma in second, but is that a misleading statistic?

“I believe the table reflects the real value of the teams. Roma are having a great campaign and, all things considered, so are Fiorentina. We suffered a few too many defeats, but this is football.”

Montella was asked about today’s reports Milan have made an approach to take him to San Siro next term.

“I will talk to the club about strategy for next year after the Coppa Italia Final. As far as I am concerned, there is absolutely no chance I won’t be the Fiorentina Coach next season, unless the club decides to kick me out.”