Fiorentina, Italian: “Coaching here is a privilege. The cup is the icing on the cake”

“We will take the draw this evening, compared to the others we have one more session and we will do what is necessary to reach eighth place which was the goal of the season. In the last 5-10 minutes we were unable to restart and we suffered, I hold on to narrow point that allows us to give continuity to performances. Now our minds go to Athens, we all have a dream and together we will try to do better than last season. I’m happy that the curve applauded the boys at the end of a an amazing two-year period, now we will prepare for the away match against Cagliari and then we will focus on the most important match of all which offers a trophy that we care about in a particular way.” These are the words of the Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano to DAZN.

The coach continues: “Napoli are a dangerous opponent, who have fast wingers and an important ability to restart. We have to take care of various aspects, sometimes we give our opponent our side and you can pay a high price for this in the final perspective. Today, after taking the lead, the road was supposed to be downhill and instead we made life difficult for ourselves by risking losing it. And it would have been a shame. My tension? The Franchi bench is full of responsibility, especially when you represent these colours what you’re up against, you know the passion of the people, which is why there is a desire to give the best, to take care of the details and to win every match. Arriving on the pitch and feeling this atmosphere makes us understand that we must leave nothing to chance. It’s an honor and a privilege to share this experience with the kids.” Finally, a joke about Biraghi: “I told him that he couldn’t end the season without scoring from a free kick, it hadn’t happened for a year. He’ll mean I’ll have to pay for their dinner.”