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Report: Montella feels no pressure at Fiorentina

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Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella does not believe he is under pressure at the Serie A club.

The Florence based team currently sit rooted to the bottom of the league. There record so far this season, after four games, is drawn two and lost two.

Montella arrived in April of last year.

He oversaw the club barely avoid relegation, finishing 16th only three points away from the drop zone.

While money has been limited, he has wheeled and dealt to bring in some talent. A mix aged free transfers, and cheap prodigious youth.

Their most notable signing was obviously former Bayern Munich man and French legend Franck Ribery.

However, the likes of Pedro from Fluminense, Erick Pulgar from Bologna, Bobby Duncan from Liverpool and Kevin Prince Boateng from Sassuolo have also been acquired.

It has been 18 games since Fiorentina registered a victory. You will have to go back to 1983 to find a run at the club any worse.

There has been the talk of Montella having one more game to turn things around, with the next game at home to Sampdoria being the decider.

The manager, however, is calm and apparetnly not feeling the pressure.

He told his pre-match press conference reported by Football Italia.

‘The abstinence of victories isn’t weighing on me, even if we could’ve picked up more points, looking at our fixture list.”

He believes he will be afforded the time because he is building for the future.

He added:

“We must remain calm because we’re on the right path, we’re laying important foundations. There needs to be fairness.”

“I want to win, but I don’t feel the anxiety of winning.”

“I don’t feel pressured by the club. I’m not looking at the table. We’re in trouble because of results, not our play.”

Montella has confidence his players are getting fitter and improving with every game.

He continued:

“Chiesa’s better. He had a great game against Atalanta but came off because he had a problem with a flexor.”

“He showed himself to be a proper attacker in our last game, as well as Ribery, who is settling down very well.”

“Ghezzal is growing a lot physically, but he hasn’t played for a long time. Pedro was an important investment for the future.”

“We knew he was a bit behind in terms of fitness, but he’ll get chances to prove his worth.”