Tuesday July 29 2014
Montella: Palmeiras debut for Rossi

Vincenzo Montella confirmed Giuseppe Rossi will make his pre-season debut for Fiorentina against Palmeiras.

The Viola continue their South American tour and will face Brazilians Palmeiras tonight.

“We hope for a beautiful game against a world class opponent,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“As time goes on, we are becoming aware that this experience will also become important for our young players as well as their Coach.

“Hopefully in a few years we could meet again in the Club World Cup...”

Rossi has so far not played in any of the pre-season games, but has apparently now found his fitness.

“Will he play in this game? For a while, yes... Federico Bernardeschi and Khouma Babacar are important for the future of Fiorentina. They have quality and can fill in for Rossi and Mario Gomez, even if they are of a different level.

“I like these players and I think they can be important right away.”

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