The Biancocelesti coach says there is no cause for alarm despite their concerning trend and also admits that Fiorentina have the advantage in their upcoming game
The Biancocelesti nearly let their 3-0 lead over AC Milan slip by conceding late on and were held to a 1-1 draw with Panathinaikos on Thursday, but the coach does not believe these incidents will be repeated.
“Seeing the statistics and the goals we keep conceding in the final minutes could set off alarm bells, but I don’t think that’s necessary," Petkovic told reporters.
"Against Genoa one of our players had cramp, while Milan’s first goal was offside. What we do need is to stay concentrated and avoid serious individual errors.”
The 49-year-old also said that Sunday's match against Fiorentina will be a tough test, especially as Vincenzo Montella's side did not have European commitments this week.
"This will be one of the most interesting games of the weekend. There are two teams on form and Fiorentina have been moulded in the image of their coach," added Petkovic.
“They are very aggressive on home turf and eager to prove themselves. It certainly won’t be a simple task and Fiorentina have the added advantage of not playing in Europe, but we’re going to Florence to get points.”