Tuesday September 25 2012
Montella: 'We deserved to win'

Vincenzo Montella is proud of Fiorentina’s performance against Juventus and “we probably deserved to win.”

The Tuscans had by far the better chances in tonight’s 0-0 draw at the Stadio Franchi, including a crossbar hit by Stevan Jovetic.

“I am definitely satisfied with my lads,” said the Coach. “We probably deserved to win if we had been a little more incisive or perhaps fortunate.

“I must compliment the team and the fans, as it was a wonderful evening of sport. We faced an excellent team with open and attacking football. It’s a shame we didn’t win, but we hold on to the performance and the character of this Fiorentina.

“It would have been wonderful to win and these players deserved a satisfaction like that.”

Montella was asked whether this step up in quality showed Fiorentina could challenge for the top places in Serie A this season.

“We must continue along this path. It’s a long road ahead of us and there could be obstacles. We need balance when considering our campaign.

“Right now we will enjoy this evening, but we haven’t done anything yet. There’s potential, though.”

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