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Prandelli: 'Fiorentina must improve its intensity and courage'

Sun 29 November 2020 | 17:37

Cesare Prandelli knows Fiorentina 'have a lot of work to do' and adulates Gigio Donnarumma: 'He made two crucial saves.'

Prandelli

had supplanted Beppe Iachini on Fiorentina's managerial position prior to this month however lost his two initial Serie A fixture leading the

La Viola

.

“Often an episode can take away certainties, at this moment we have few,” Prandelli said after Fiorentina’s 2-0 defeat against

Milan

.

“Those few that we have, however, are good. We barely filled the area, but in 10 days we can’t fix everything right away.

“We must look for something different in the offensive phase, we must attack with more men the penalty area.

“[Gianluigi]

Donnarumma

made two crucial saves. We need to start again from there. If he hadn’t saved [Frank] Ribery’s shot we could reopen the game.”

 

Borja Valero began in the middle of the formation.

“He can organize and manage, but from this point of view we did well even before.

“When you concede two goals at San Siro, it gets complicated but we were always in the game.”

Is Fiorentina missing something? 

“Ferocity must give intensity during training sessions, I arrived recently and a bit of intensity is missing.

“We must work and think that courage in football lives in the penalty area, without courage do not score goals.”

Prandelli played against Diego Armando Maradona, as a Juventus and Atalanta midfielder in the '80s.

"A very correct opponent, no one has ever had problems with Diego. He managed to make children and generations dream, the only one in the world. It’s a magical thing".

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