Montella: Cuadrado can do anything

The 25-year-old scored both goals in the Viola's win over Chievo on Sunday and his coach was left amazed at his "unique" abilities
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was left amazed by the performance of Juan Cuadrado after his double secured a 2-1 win over Chievo.

The Colombian sealed maximum points for the Viola with his first two goals of the Serie A campaign on Sunday - and Montella was delighted with his display against a hard-working Chievo team.

"Cuadrado is certainly unique with his characteristics, as he scored wide left in a 4-3-3 and almost netted on the right in a 3-5-2, so he can do anything," Montella told Sky Sport Italia.

"This was a very difficult, delicate game and we went behind early on against a very organised side.

"We had patience, quality and I think deserved this victory. I see a solid team that has a lot of belief but above all that scores more than last season, so I am very, very satisfied.

"I think we adapt to our opponents more than last year. We show off a little less but that is a sign of growth.

"There was a huge risk we'd lose concentration after Juventus, but aside from the first 10 minutes we were right on it. You can't be less determined than our opponents on a pitch like this."

An Arsenal scout was believed to be at Stadio Bentegodi to watch Cuadrado in action but Montella made it clear he has no plans to allow the 25-year-old to leave in the January transfer window.

"Is that €30 million for half?" he said when asked whether such a bid could persuade him to sell. "I'm sure he'll stay with us, then we'll see what happens in June."