Vincenzo Montella “really liked” Fiorentina’s performance when fighting back twice to hold Torino. “Both teams wanted to win, it was a fantastic game.”
The Viola were looking for a sixth consecutive victory, but only a late Mounir El Hamdaoui strike secured their 2-2 draw.
“It was a fantastic game and both teams wanted to win,” said Montella. “I really liked the way my side played, both for the quality and their maturity in trying to fight for the victory.
“When you pour forward the way we did in the second half, it can happen that you allow something at the back, especially against a team like Torino.
“Any other group would’ve let their heads drop after conceding the second goal, but Fiorentina did well to grab the ball and try to score again. In all of this, we could’ve won or even lost.”
The opening Torino goal was scored by Alessio Cerci, who is on loan from the Viola after a tense rapport with the Fiorentina fans.
“Football is like that, the exes usually score. I thought it might make him worth more next year,” smiled Montella.
“It is difficult to maintain third place, just as it was tough to get there. The team played with tenacity and determination and I really enjoyed the second half.”