Mihajlovic: Viola fortunes will change
Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is confident his struggling team will bounce back following their dismal start to the season.
Yesterday's 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria saw La Viola slip to the foot of the Serie A table having accumulated just five points from their opening seven games.
Mihajlovic took over from Cesare Prandelli over the summer with Prandelli moving on to coach the Italy national team after their dismal FIFA World Cup™ campaign. But things have not gone as he would have hoped and the pressure is already starting to mount.
The Serbian is adamant, however, that results will improve. "I have a strong team that trains well," said Mihajlovic. "Perhaps the team has lot a little bit of confidence with respect to last season. But we will recover.
"We have placed ourselves in this situation and from this situation we will emerge alone. We must think positively. After yesterday's game there were a few that were crying.
"We are disappointed but we have to forget about this defeat and get back to working well in order to get as many points as possible. Some fans are already calling for a change in coach but Mihajlovic insists he will not resign.
"We know it is easier to change coach than it is to change players," he said. "But my conscience is clear."
Fiorentina host Bari on Saturday.