Montella: Fiorentina need reinforments


Vincenzo┬áMontella┬áconfirmed┬áFiorentina┬áÔÇ£needÔÇØ reinforcements after Giuseppe RossiÔÇÖs injury, as Alessandro┬áMatri┬áis an option.┬áThe weekend began with a sour note, as news from America revealed┬áRossi has also suffered some damage to the anterior┬ácruciate┬áligament as well as the previously ascertained collateral medial ligament.┬áMore surgery is possible, though more will only be known in three weeksÔÇÖ time when there is a new check-up in Colorado.

ÔÇ£We need patience to figure out what could happen. I hope that it is not too serious,ÔÇØ said Coach┬áMontella┬áin todayÔÇÖs Press conference. “The club will do everything to find what is needed to improve this squad. A lot will depend on what the market has to offer. There arenÔÇÖt many opportunities to replace players like Rossi or Mario Gomez.”

ÔÇ£We know itÔÇÖs tough in January, but I am sure our directors will try to cover their absence in every way possible. I have confidence, even though I am well aware nobody will do us any favours”.┬áItÔÇÖs reported Milan could have the key in the form of┬áMatri, who received an offer from West┬áBromwich┬áAlbion but is eager to remain in┬áSerie┬áA.

ÔÇ£We have very clear ideas on the forward we are looking for.┬áMatri? I donÔÇÖt like discussing individual players. I am concentrated more on tomorrowÔÇÖs game,ÔÇØ said┬áMontella.┬áFiorentina┬ávisit high-flying Torino on Sunday at 11.30 GMT.

ÔÇ£We must be wary of Torino and ensure we are not unprepared. Toro know how to control a game, while┬áCiro┬áImmobile and┬áAlessio┬áCerci┬ácombine brilliantly. They can change a match at any moment.┬áOur style of football generally allows a lot of space to our opponents, which can be a risk against the┬áGranata, but we certainly cannot change our approach just for them.”

ÔÇ£With so many players out injured, I expect everyone to take a bigger share of the responsibility. Absences could be considered an alibi for me, but I donÔÇÖt want any.ÔÇØ