Coleman Hails Montella

Last updated : 18 January 2007 By Sam
The 32-year-old Italian striker's two goals helped the Cottagers recover from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.

"Vincenzo brings goals. Any type of quality we get into the box, he will get on the end of it," the Fulham boss said after the game.

"His technique is fantastic. The timing of his runs across defenders, he is always moving in the box, he is never standing still and that is very hard for defenders.

"He has the knack of being in the right place at the right time. His record shows that.

"He has scored one in two in Serie A, which is the hardest league to score goals in. But he is not yet fit. He was tired after 45 minutes and he needs games.

"His attitude is fantastic. He has been terrific. He doesn't need to improve on his goalscoring, because he is a natural.

"That is what he does. He just needs to get match-fit."