02 September 2022
FIERCE GAME EXPECTED IN FLORENCE
"Tomorrow's match will be a difficult one. We know that playing in Florence is not easy, but it will be important for us to get some more points on the board, that will also give continuity to Wednesday night's victory over Spezia. We must find solidity in both the defensive and offensive phases."
"I think that there will be some changes tomorrow compared to the match on Wednesday evening. Leonardo Bonucci is fine, yesterday he trained for the first time with the group. I will consider whether to use him already in Florence or I will keep him rested for Paris. Angel Di Maria is also back in optimal condition and has already tasted the pitch. Adrien Rabiot and Wojciech Szczesny will both be unavailable, the first due to a bad bruise to the thigh, also similar to Wojciech's problem, whilst the second is out due to a severe ankle sprain, but one however, where fractures and significant ligament capsule injuries have been excluded."
THE TRANSFER WINDOW
"The club has done very well in the transfer market, both incomings and outgoings. I'm also very happy to have several young players in the squad who trained very well in the pre-season and in the beginning of the season and above all they proved to be important resources. At the start of the transfer market we had all had one common goal: to keep young players in the team and get them playing. Fabio Miretti has already had an impact, whilst I'm glad Nicolo Fagioli stayed, then there are Federico Gatti and Moise Kean - who is training well and is calm. On our last and latest signing, Leandro Paredes, I can say that he will be an important player for us and certainly increases the quality of our midfield. He arrived with great determination and motivation. We have mixed the characteristics of all the players very well and now we just have to keep working. To Arthur and Denis Zakaria, on the other hand, who were the last two departures: we wish you good luck and they were both very happy with the opportunities that they were presented."