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The Viola man is curious to see how Mourinho copes without star man Ibrahimovic...

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has challenged Inter tactician Jose Mourinho to raise the bar without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Sweden striker scored 25 goals in Serie A last term, helping his side lift their fourth consecutive title. With 'Ibra' now heading to Barcelona - the move could be official by Monday - Prandelli believes Mourinho will have to make changes and improve in order to achieve success next term

"With all respect, Ibrahimovic governed Inter's seasons for the past few years," Prandelli told La Stampa. "Mourinho will be forced to change his system. I am really curious to see what he can do [without Ibrahimovic], as he will have to modify the way the team plays."

The Viola coach is clearly focussing on European glory, hoping his players can perform better than their group stage exit from the Champions League last season.

"Our immediate aim is to get through the Champions League preliminaries. This year they will be difficult. After this we have to improve our game. I want a more aggressive team," concluded the coach.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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