The weather report predicted a storm over Moena, a black sky full of rain, but the lightning bolts came from the field, not from above: hurricane Vlahovic. A second half filled with 7 goals (for a total of 11 of the viola), one of which was a penalty. Networks for all tastes: head, robbery, beautiful, dirty, smart.
Vlahovic made up for his first friendly match when the Fiorentina striker did not appear in the scorer’s scoreboard. Dusan is fine, he has transformed compared to a year ago. Experience and goals are 21 for the record. An injection of extreme confidence, as well as a physique that allows him to do more or less what he wants. The head is more mature, there is a different awareness. He is no longer the young man eaten by the anxiety of demonstrating, now he is a 21 year old ready to consecrate himself among the greats. Scenario changed even in the game, his teammates look for him with a better figure. The discharge on him is preparatory to something dangerous: for the opponents, of course.
You can’t let one get away. One like that can make your fortune if you can address it. The game to win is called contract renewal: the latest rumors are good. Not enough to sing victory, but enough to think that everything will end well. Two out of three boxes are in place: salary agreement, in the three years of extension the salary will rise up to 4 million plus bonuses. Agreement on the clause, between 60 and 70 million, but what matters is that it is good for everyone. It remains only to find the agreement on the commissions to be paid to the prosecutor. It is an old key, painful to be clear, but with which we must deal. And they will. We are unbalanced: in August, in the vicinity of the Italian Cup, the happy news will be made known. We hope so, we believe it.
Two Viola friendlies for a total of 17 goals scored and one conceded, this is the balance sheet of the newly born Fiorentina. Italian builds and the first results are visible. Nothing striking, something convincing. The outline of the training is reproduced in the game. With some smudging, but not enough to erase the base trace. Work pays off, it was once said, but it is essential that it is evident even to the less trained eye. Constant and clear progress. It is no coincidence that the fans present in Moena have already encouraged Italian, to the point of encouraging him to bring Fiorentina to Europe. This team likes it, it smells good. Like those homemade cookies that taste good. We insist, the road is the right one. Invest in the shares of the purple game, on the football stock exchange, they will make an interesting share.
The market team has to do the rest. Meanwhile, a director: Pulgar is a balancer in front of the defense, but if you want a play, you have to look for something else. From Torreira to Sensi, for example. Just to say two names, but there are many others. Even in the Italian La Spezia he had a quality thinker, Ricci. To imply that he needs a player with those characteristics like petrol in the tank.
The real puzzle, however, is the defense. Until Milenkovic’s future and Pezzella’s are known, it will be hard to make predictions. Nastasic is a strong candidate or, if you want to spend more to invest in a strong young man, Lovato. But there would also be Cistana. The rear guard is serious business, let’s not forget that.
But in the meantime the Fiorentina di Italiano is growing. Yes, there is a different air. It tastes good.