Stramaccioni has not been able to call upon Sneijder since taking over, but the Dutchman’s position had troubled both Gian Piero Gasperini and Claudio Ranieri.
“I think Fiorentina are going through a good period of form despite their position in the table, as they did well against Milan and Palermo,” said ‘the Italian Andre Villas-Boas.’
“Certainly Delio Rossi’s talents and their desire to get out of an ugly situation will be strong motivating forces for them tomorrow. It’s difficult for anyone at the Stadio Franchi.
“As for Sneijder, I don’t want to make comparisons with those who preceded me, but a player like Sneijder can never be a problem. He has unique characteristics in our squad and is a very important figure in tactical terms. The only issue might be with his fitness."