news

Prandelli PREVIEWS FIORENTINA v INTER

04 February 2021

Coach Cesare Prandelli speaks ahead of the Serie A clash with Inter on Matchday 21 in Serie A.

ON INTER - "It will be a different game compared to the last Coppa Italia clash. Inter are a great side and can win the Scudetto. Against a team like this we must have balance and be solid, and then create danger when we can. Lukaku is very difficult to mark. All our defenders will have to keep him under control. It's an extra challenge to face a great player like Lukaku. I want to see a team that isn't scared to face a big side."

ON THE CURRENT SITUATION - "We had good performances overall, have been improving in our intensity - and we're quick on the break. We still have a lot to improve on. We have to learn to think more pessimistically when we're not in possession, so we can be more careful at the back. I believe my side can win against anyone. When I close my eyes, I think we can do well against any side. Though we miss our fans."

ON THE PLAYERS - "The team is in good form overall. Ribery has had a little injury and we'll have to evaluate if he can play against Inter. Kokorin is improving. We knew he needed three weeks to be ready. I hope Kokorin can be useful in every position up front. He has great personality and quality, and he could be very useful for this team. Malcuit is ready and he is available. In a back three, defenders must be good on the ball. Martinez Quarta has personality and quality on the ball. We're very happy with his performances. I still have to decide who will be playing from the start."

ON THE VIOLA PARK - "[Tomorrow the construction of the new training ground will start]. I have always been saying that a training ground is key - I am convinced. Many players are attracted by great infrastructure. President Commisso thinks of the future of the club, the future of Fiorentina."

Our partners