Fiorentina have been forced to admit that they are targeting a place in next season’s Champions League.
The Viola made some mass changes over the summer following a couple of mediocre campaigns and they’ve been a Serie A revelation under new boss Vincenzo Montella.
“We gave ourselves until Christmas to understand what this Fiorentina side could dream of,” patron Andrea Della Valle noted.
“Looking at the League table, the qualifying for the Champions League is an objective that we, along with five other sides, can fight for.
“That’s why I don’t understand Roma boss Zdenek Zeman’s claim that there is a northern wind in Italian football.
“His side is three points away from the Champions League zone…
“We are all there, clubs from the north, the centre and the south.”
The Viola are third with Inter, one point behind second-placed Lazio, one clear of Napoli and three ahead of the Giallorossi.
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