Montella: “Cagliari a mature outfit”

Viola coach Vincenzo Montella met with journalists at the Stadio Franchi this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s match away to Cagliari.

Could refereeing mistakes like the ones seen against Genoa have a negative effect on what you achieve this season?
“We can’t sit around crying about it or use it as an excuse. Things like that happen in football. Perhaps sooner or later they’ll start going our way too.”

What sort of game do you expect tomorrow?
“I like Cagliari a lot, they’re a mature outfit. They can be devastating on the counter-attack and there’s a lot of quality in their play. Lopez has got a top-level team.”

How’s Cuadrado?
“If he’s in the squad then it means he’s ok, but I’m not going to tell you if he’ll play tomorrow.”

“We needed something in his position. Modibo is very strong physically. We’re happy to have him.”

Have Fiorentina finished their transfer business now?
“We’ll see. There are still a few hours left to go.”

Are you satisfied with the signings the club has made?

Have the players been distracted by the transfer rumours?
“No, as a squad we haven’t really suffered much from that.”

“We have a semi-final coming up that we have to play and try to win, but our priority at the moment is the Cagliari game. Winning the first game can help you win the second.”

Giuseppe Rossi?
“It’s a relief for all of us. He sounded a lot more relaxed. I hope we can see Giuseppe back on the pitch before the season is out.”

Is Anderson match fit?
“He’s probably got about 20-30 minutes in him.”

“We’ll see how he is over the coming days. We’ve got a good feeling. He wants to play again.”

Will Anderson or Matri be added to the UEFA squad list?
“It’s going to be a tough choice.”

How’s Borja Valero doing?
“Well but he hasn’t completely recovered yet.”