The La Viola boss urged his men to stay positive for their upcoming match as he insisted to put the team’s needs above his job.
Cesare Prandelli hopes to seeFiorentina
go further away from the drop-zone in their upcoming clash withParma
as he insisted to prioritize the team instead of his needs as a coach.
“We respect Parma, they’ve proven to be an energetic team and we have to be ready,”
Prandelli said at a press conference.
“We still think we can have a different season. Every defeat brings sadness and we must do everything to win tomorrow.”
“We must be patient, use suitable spaces and the right tempo. We must create troubles with runs into open spaces.”
“Igor and Castrovilli are out of action, while we need to wait for today’s training to assess Bonaventura and Kouame.”
“I am responsible for this team. Players have their personality, but they can be fragile and may not cope with pressure.”
“We are what we think, and we must always try to snatch a good result. If we have negative thoughts, it’s clear we can concede goals.”
When asked about his future with La Viola, Prandelli continued:
“I have given my maximum availability. Then my future is tomorrow. If I realize I’m a burden, I’ll go my own way.”
“I am available for any role, for me the Fiorentina comes first.”
Fiorentina currently sit 14th in theSerie A
table with 25 points in hand.
“The fans unveiled a banner where they wrote ‘Respect the shirt’. I’d like to take that banner in the locker room. That’s what the lads must always remember. It’s the base of our job,”
I know Fiorentina fans will never betray the shirt, it’s a particular moment and my players are aware of it.”