Respect Fiorentina at Spurs, but not Trembling
London – Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella not hesitate to refer to Tottenham Hotspur as a good team and should be respected. But he demanded his team to stay bold for the sake of chasing victory.
Fiorentina will travel to White Hart Lane, Friday (20/02/2015) pm dawn to carry out the first leg of the Europa League last 32. Facing the Premier League top six occupants meanwhile, estimates Montella game will not be easy.
In the last eight games, Lily Whites capable of picking up five wins and only lost twice. They have also proved capable of beating big teams English Premier League Chelsea and Arsenal wide.
Facing a tough team, Montella conscious psychological aspects will affect the chances of his team win. Therefore he wanted to play bold and Fiorentina remain mentally prepared to face the atmosphere of the home fans.
“It is important for us to perform with enthusiasm, not with euphoria. We need to show respect, but not fear of this great team,” said Montella quoted by Football Italia.
“We have to be ready from the point of view of tactics, but also the psychological preparation will be equally important. We will face a strong team and played in the stadium which I was familiar.”
“We want to win this competition and drove in. The match tomorrow will give us pleasure and experience,” he said.
After a visit to London, Fiorentina turn will host Spurs at the Artemio Franchi, Friday (27/2) next week.