‘They are at the vanguard,’ says Prandelli going against Atalanta

Sat 12 December 2020 | 12:31

Cesare Prandelli is finding ‘similarities’ with his first Viola era, but insists they will not give in to being slaughtered by the so-called butchers, Atalanta, who are currently at the ‘vanguard.’


did not get off on the right foot this season and

Beppe Iachini

’s replacement hasn’t done any better.

We are up against one of the best teams in Italy, who are physically and tactically at the vanguard

,” said Prandelli.

We must go into this without thinking we’re some sacrificial lamb to the slaughter. I always said even the best teams are not perfect, so we need to be sharp to make the most of their moments of difficulty.

“It is important that Fiorentina are confident, because there will be moments when we can hurt Atalanta


Fiorentina midfielder

Gaetano Castrovilli

will be back after recovering from the injury. On the other hand,

Jose Callejon

, Viola forward, is trying to reach full fitness. Fiorentina’s last week clash with Genoa came down to a 1-1 draw which saw them a point and

Cesare Prandelli

believes it’s the start of something good.

That proves this team wants to change, so it’s a confidence-booster. If we had lost that game, it would’ve been very much undeserved. I showed the team footage of how everyone celebrated on the bench and in the stands, not just the players, so the lads know they are not alone.”

Fiorentina president Rocco Commissio is not pleased with the manager but Prandelli has focused his concentration on the games.

I do see some similarities between this side and my first Fiorentina spell, as there is long-term planning. The President comes from a different culture, we respect that, but Joe Barone has become a fine director and keeps everyone fully informed


source: SportMob

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