Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Italiano talks ahead of Atalanta v Fiorentina, Round 3 in Serie A 2021-22.
ON THE INTERNATIONAL BREAK - "The players on international duty returned during the week, but the South Americans will come only tomorrow. Everyone has these problems. It's tough to prepare such a difficult game in this situation."
ON ATALANTA - "Atalanta and Gasperini have done an incredible job in the past seasons. On their day they are spectacular - the style, the results."
ON THE GAME - "This match is difficult for us, you all know what Atalanta can do at home. We must be ready, preparing every detail. We come from a win and want to be consistent."
ON INDIVIDUALS - "Kokorin is growing, improving, working well. Others can also play as striker, with different qualities. Different to those of Vlahovic or Kokorin. Nico Gonzalez for example. Sottil is a very talented player. He wants to do well, improve, and is very happy to be at Fiorentina. Odriozola has incredible physical quality, he needs to adapt to my style, meet the team mates. He is happy to be here. Torreira also has to adapt to all the new things for him. But we're talking about a great player."
ON THE MOMENT - "We must be a team that never gives up."
Written by Vieri Capretta