Vincenzo Montella is disappointed with Fiorentina’s Europa League draw, as they could face Juventus in the next round.
The Viola will play Esbjerg in February and the Bianconeri take on Trabzonspor, but their paths are due to cross if they both progress.
“Esbjerg are a good side and playing in Denmark in February certainly won’t be easy,” declared Coach Montella.
“The climactic conditions in the away leg will certainly have an effect on the tie, but must not represent an alibi.
“As for the possibility of an Italian derby, we’ll have to see if both teams get through their respective rounds.
“Assuming it does go well, it would’ve been better to face an Italian side a bit further down the road.”
There had already been talk of a potential Juventus-Fiorentina Final, especially as it will be played in Turin.