Montella previews Serie A opener against Roma

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Vincenzo Montella held a press conference at the Stadio Franchi this afternoon, the day before Fiorentina get the new Serie A campaign under way at Roma.

The coach was asked to comment on recent statements by Andrea Della Valle: “It’s our job to focus on Roma and not on the transfer market. Roma already had a strong team and they’ve strengthened during the summer. I can’t deny that I’m happy to have Cuadrado again this season.”

Are Fiorentina stronger now?
“That’s something we have to see on the pitch.”

Iturbe?
“Like Garcia’s Roma, he can do a bit of everything.”

What do you think of the Europa League draw?
“There too we have to prove our worth on the pitch.”

Rossi?
“It’s a shame. We’ll see what happens and act accordingly.”

Are Roma the Scudetto favourites?
“Yes, together with Juventus and Inter.”

Gomez?
“He’s improved a lot, in the last two weeks especially.”

Babacar?
“He has lots of room for improvement.”

How’s Pizarro?
“We’ll have to see with him. He’s not available for selection at the moment.”

Lazzarri?
“His attributes could serve us well.”

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