Cesare Prandelli has admitted Fiorentina are missing a player like Federico Chiesa, adding he fears Rocco Commisso ‘will get tired.'
Cesare Prandelli claimed that Fiorentina lacked a player like Federico Chiesa. Fiorentina is in a terrible situation this season and is ranked 17th in the table. La Viola has got just 4 points from its last five matches. Fiorentina will face Genoa tomorrow and losing in this match can complicate Prandelli's situation.
"It's going to be an important game, we must win and we'll have to be smart. We'll need patience,"
the Italian tactician said at a press conference on Sunday
"It's going to be a tough game. We have faced fear and I think players have understood how to overcome it, our target is to reach 40 points, the sooner we reach it the better it is. We miss our fans but we must only focus on the victory."
Prandelli relies on José Maria Callejon and Franck Ribery to step up and make the difference.
We need intensity and they can be the right players for it
," Prandelli said.
The Italy national football team's former head coach believes that La Viola miss a player like Federico Chiesa.
"Two months ago there was a player who used to take the ball until the edge of the opponents' area. He is not here anymore and he is not going to return. We must do the same without him, but we need collaboration and team spirit."
Fiorentina is only two points above the relegation zone and needs to win the next matches.
“If we’re in this situation, it’s not the club’s fault. There was probably too much expectation, and the players who had to make the difference are struggling.
“Everyone at the club is very much present with us, [Rocco] Commisso must be held close.
“My fear is that he will get tired. He has already set up the sports center, he is working for the new stadium. Do we want to make him go away? Are we crazy? If there is to be criticism, it must be done to me and the team, not the club. I take my responsibilities".
Prandelli became infected with the Coronavirus but recovered in less than a week.
“I’ve followed every training this week. It was hard at the beginning but I’ve always thought I am a privileged person.”
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,” Prandelli said.
“At this moment, on a technical level, I made a different choice, but if a player thinks about the team he can enter and make a difference. I have never excluded anyone, but if a player is not happy to stay at Fiorentina can go away.”