Fiorentina boss Italiano expecting a ‘difficult match’ against a resurgent Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Italiano is expecting a difficult game against AC Milan tomorrow night and pledged to counter the threat with their own attacking weapons.

Milan make the trip to Florence on a run of four consecutive victories between Serie A and the Champions League, all of which came without conceding a goal, and now the aim is to seize back control of second place following the January collapse which saw the team drop to sixth.

However Fiorentina are a dangerous side who have caused the Diavolo problems in recent years, such as last season when they scored four times in a thrilling 4-3 win at the Franchi, which at the time put a big dent in the title hopes for Stefano Pioli’s men.

Italiano spoke in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Rossoneri, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“It will be a difficult match for us, we all know the value of this Milan who have returned to great performances. For us, tomorrow will be a match in which we will have to bring out the best we have both in terms of quality, attitude and approach to the match, all of which we have already shown in part in Verona,” he said.

“We have a lot of quality, but we have to always try to put it on the pitch. We will try to counter Milan with our weapons, we too come from a positive moment and I hope that the boys can pull off a high-level performance because only in this way will it be possible to counter the Rossoneri.”

What should Fiorentina focus on to overcome the obstacle?

“Let’s focus on us, on the fact that when we strike the plug we are a team that combines quality, intensity, concentration and attention. We face a team of great quality, we are very keen to maintain this positive streak.”

In the last 4 matches Fiorentina have scored 11 goals, is your team rediscovering the concreteness that was lacking on certain occasions?

“I’m happy. It’s an aspect that previously didn’t allow us to rejoice in some circumstances. I’m happy for our forwards, by managing to score it’s possible to direct the matches. Victories help us work more serenely. I hope you can give continuity to what has been done in the last few games. In any case, everyone’s goals will be needed, not just the forwards”.

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