Fiorentina, Italian: “Jovic is strong, the match against Atalanta is very tough”

FIORENTINA ITALIANO – Fiorentina trained intensely this morning in view of Sunday’s away match against Atalanta.

Fiorentina, Italian: “Jovic is strong, the match against Atalanta is very tough”

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano held the press conference on the eve of Atalanta-Fiorentina, scheduled for Sunday at 18:00. Below, here are the words of the coach of the Tuscans:

On away matches:

We must have courage away from the Franks, have the desire to achieve results and we are lacking. Last year we had this characteristic, we must have the same spirit away from home as we have at home, a team that wants to show does this. Attitude needs to be improved to achieve results away from home. Now we have to fix certain aspects that have not allowed us to take away some more satisfaction, to grow in the last meters. We are at the beginning, we have 3 points less than last year, but nothing is lost. The boys show what they have inside and so we work well, we can take greater satisfaction from ourselves, these close matches will give us many answers ”.

About Sottil and Nico Gonzalez:

We still have this training and that of tomorrow, let’s try to recover someone. A situation in the balance is that of Sottil, Nico went to the national team and has never played, Amrabat returns today … But that’s it, the national teams call and the clubs can’t do anything. Let’s see how Nico is ”.

About Luka Jovic:

He proved that he has all the characteristics of a thoroughbred striker. He is 24 years old, not 35, he is young and even temperamentally and psychologically he has ample room for improvement. He has to find the desire to be decisive. He had a good start, now he has to find that smile that the attackers must have. Not scoring is missing, not being decisive makes you lose confidence, he has all the shots to be a great center forward. We and he must give something more to put him in a position to make the most of it ”.

About Kouamè:

He can work as a first striker, has different characteristics from Jovic and Cabral and attacks depth. He was born as a central striker, I adapted him on the outside with his great availability, but he can play different roles. However, we are already vertical with Sottil and others, but these things take a back seat ”.


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