Prandelli: ‘I’m not ashamed of defending’

Fri 18 December 2020 | 20:41

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli said he wants to continue the same attitude and energy as they had against Hellas Verona and insisted he is not ashamed of defending.

Dusan Vlahovic

converted his penalty to help

the Viola

pick up a crucial point in a 1-1 draw against high-flying


on Wednesday.

We have to give continuity to Wednesday’s test,

” Prandelli said at a press conference. “

We played a good match against Sassuolo, against a formidable team


“The attitude of the other night was that of a team that don’t want to lose. We must certainly continue like this.”

Prandelli said he intended to strengthen his team with an impressive defensive performance and hopes his side maintain the same attitude and energy.

“Reviewing the training sessions and the match we played with four defenders, there were some uncertainties,” he said.

“I wanted to remove all alibis from the team, and I wanted to empower them. I’m always convinced that the defensive phase must be done the best way.

“I’m not ashamed of defending a difficult result or game. Often, looking for the good football, many teams have found themselves struggling for salvation.

“We need concentration and I want to see the energy from the other night tomorrow.”

Prandelli hopes Fiorentina can make Franck Ribery into a bigger leader and their ‘point of reference’.

“We have to make him even more of a leader, so that he can give us greater numerical superiority,” Prandelli added. “He doesn’t have to solve problems alone, but he has to be our point of reference.”

source: SportMob
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