Fiorentina, Prandelli: “Excellent work by the Italian, only the center forward was missing in the three years”

TMW Radio

To the microphones of TMW Radio during Maracana, Cesare Prandelli spoke about Fiorentina’s disappointing defeat in the Conference League final against Olympiacos:

Fiorentina, another knockout in the final and always in the last minutes. And immediate criticism for Italiano. How do you evaluate the match and your work?
“Italiano’s work was excellent, in three years the only thing we can say is that they haven’t managed to find a goalscorer. You do a great deal of work but then you don’t put it in. Then the finals are always a back-to-back Lotto yesterday was a bad final, both were afraid and didn’t show much off their balance except in extra time.”

What should they do for post-Italian?
“I don’t know. Today clubs are structured in such a way that a perfect x-ray is taken but there is a lack of people who have played sports at a high level, who have experienced important moments and understand how to make a group grow. Fiorentina seemed to me worse than last year, he was afraid of repeating the same mistake. Maybe Nico was too wide and instead he is someone who needs to have more balls, but these are analyzes that leave the time they find and the result is what counts.”

But what kind of player is Beltran?
“I like it, then the role depends on how the coach wants to play. In my career I have had many forwards with different characteristics, but with a sense of goal. And if they have it you have to enhance certain characteristics. If you have a technical player and he always ask to participate, it loses its identity. For years we have been producing midfielders but not strikers, why? Why are they asked to play, but we are too in love with a game system. that football isn’t simple? He’s a comedian, but he also knows that it’s simple. He teaches, there are no players out of position.