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Mihajlovic on their upcoming clash with Fiorentina

Sat 02 January 2021 | 20:05

The Serie A coach talked about their encounter with Fiorentina and how they are similar in their playing style.

Bologna

manager,

Sinisa Mihajlovic

, revealed his expectations from their upcoming clash with

Fiorentina

and how he believes the two teams share a

“Serbian”

approach to football.

“My team never gives up, our objective is always to score one more goal than the opposition,”

said the Serbian coach.

“Even when we go a goal or two down, we keep playing. It’s true that we often concede at the first shot on target, but the important thing is that we react.”

Bologna are currently dealing with a long list of injured players including

Gary Medel

,

Nicola Sansone

,

Ibrahima Mbaye

,

Lukasz Skorupski

, and

Federico Santander

, but

Aaron Hickey

,

Jerdy Schouten

, and

Matias Svanberg

have all returned after their recovery.

“We are one team when Schouten is playing and another when he’s absent. He’s a fundamental player for us, very intelligent, a clean passer. He’s the one who has surprised me the most since his arrival at Bologna.”

“Musa Barrow is having a difficult moment, but he’ll be back. Barrow is a quality player, we paid a lot for him and I expect him to do what he’s capable of. I want to see him play well and score goals. He’ll take that cast off his hand tomorrow too, otherwise I’ll cut his arm off…”

Mihajlovic added on their Fiorentina clash, saying:

“I expect a balanced game. We will play, as always, aggressively, while they will try to make the most of their best players, like Franck Ribery and Dusan Vlahovic.”

“I also want to point out they have two Serbians in the squad and that’s an advantage in terms of character.”

“Having said that, my players are gradually getting more Serbian. I hope to secure safety as soon as possible, but then start targeting another objective, like finishing in the top half of the table or setting a new points record. I won’t settle for 12th.”


source: SportMob