Monday February 10 2014
Montella looks to Coppa ‘reward’

Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella has spoken of his desire to reward Viola owners Diego and Andrea Della Valle by reaching the Coppa Italia Final.

The Florence side face a 2-1 deficit going into the second leg of their semi-final with Udinese tomorrow evening, but the Italian tactician believes his side have every chance of making it through.

“The final would be a reward for the investment of the owners in the club these last 12 years,” Montella told his pre-match Press-conference.

“In the time I have been here they have invested a lot and they have done well.

“Diego might come and watch us tomorrow and Andrea is always with us.

“The opponent tomorrow is a very difficult one, Muriel and Di Natale are champions.

“Udinese have eliminated Inter and Milan, let’s remember. They are a very strong team with a Coach who always has them well prepared.

“I don’t know if they are in better shape than us. It will be an open game and whoever plays better will win.

“Our group is made up of players who have played at a very high level, everyone knows it’s a very important game.”

The Viola are still struggling with numerous injuries ahead of the game and Montella provided an update.

“Ambrosini still hasn’t trained yet with the group but he will do today. Aquilani is now training with the group, as is Mario Gomez.

“Gonzalo still hasn’t but we are hopeful, we’ll see today. I will have a clearer idea after training today.”